Not Just!

Today’s thought is inspired after hearing Superintendent, speaker and author Joe  Sanfelippo speak about this phrase last week.  (He is a great follow on social media if you don’t already).

What is it that you do for a living? 
How about your hobbies? 

Could the people that you come in contact with be influenced by you through one or both of those things?

The answer is obviously yes but so much of our influence is determined by how we see what we do.

Here is what I mean. You can apply this to whatever it is that you do.

I am “not just” an activities administrator.
–I am an activities administrator who can make a difference just like the mentors who helped and inspired me along the way.

I am “not just” a writer.
–I am a writer who writes to inspire at least one person per day just like the writers who inspire me daily.

The point is that you are “not just” anything.   When you use the term not just you sell yourself short of the impact and influence that you and what you do can have on the world you are in.

Instead of “not just” think about how you can be “just like” those that have inspired, or do inspire, you to be better.

You do what you do to thrive, not just survive.

You are who you are with unique talents, gifts and a purpose, not just a random thinking collection of bones.

You are where you are to make an impact, not just wander aimlessly through it.

You are unique, you are special and you are good enough.

You are “not just” anything.

Live out who you are with purpose and to make a difference as only you can.

I’m cheering for you.

#leadership #motivation #coaching
#bebetter #beblessed


Published by toddagordon

Currently in his 37th year in the education field. Currently the District Activities Director at Greene County Community Schools in Jefferson, Iowa. Celebrating 37 years of marriage with Deb. Deb works remotely as the Assistant Controller for Treynor (IA) State Bank. We have 3 kids, two son in laws, a daughter in law, two wonderful grandsons, Jonathan and Parker, and three lovely granddaughters, Mia, Madison and Faye. Nicole and Brett are parents to Jonathan and Madison, and are working in ministry in Urbandale, IA. AJ and Regan live in Waukee, IA. A.J. currently works for Thrivent after a few years coaching college basketball including winning a National Championship as an Assistant Men's Basketball Coach at Graceland University. Regan is a Kindergarten teacher with the Des Moines Public Schools at Hubbell Elementary School. Abby and Anthony are parents to Parker and Mia and they outside of Ogden, IA. Abby works as a Physical Therapy Assistant and Anthony works for a landscaping company.

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