It is always interesting to see how people make a difference in the world. Some people might not see themselves as doing anything significant. They simply take their responsibilities seriously and do a great job.
I don’t like heights, so I have a great appreciation for the brave men and women who wash the exterior windows on skyscrapers. They probably don’t see themselves as heroes, yet their work matters to anyone who wants to look out the windows from the inside.
Part of discovering your why is learning to find value in what other people do. It is equally important that you find value in what you do, even if you’re aren’t yet living your why.
During my life, I have worked in grocery stores, cut grass, been a water chemist on a nuclear ship, worked in a computer facility, been a phone rep for a shipping company, served as a student and educational pastor, written books, worked for a radio talk show, taught at universities, roasted coffee, worked in a homeless shelter, and consulted with churches about their educational ministries. Do you see the connection? If so, please let me know what it is! Seriously, my experiences helped me discover things about myself that I never knew.
The common characteristic in all of my jobs is the opportunity to make a difference. No matter what we are doing in life, we can make a difference to those with whom we work and interact.
Don’t get so focused on the future that you miss the present. Make a difference where you are and it will be easier to make a difference where you are going. Think about it.
How are you making a difference?