Heyyyyy! I’ve been writing a weekly blog for two years. That’s right, this is Wednesdays With Wayne number 104!!! I think I’d like a parade or something. Actually, just drop a note that says, “that’s cool” or something.
Which brings you to today’s topic – We All Just Want This One Thing… when you get it, you feel good. When you give it, you might feel good; you definitely make someone else feel good.
So pass the “feels” today, okay?
What is it?
Well, it’s that sense of acknowledgment.
It’s feeling like what you did was noticed by someone and was meaningful.
Why do we strive so much? You are hoping to make a difference. And maybe, just maybe, someone might actually tell you the positive impact you had on them.
Yes, you might act selflessly sometimes (that’s self-less-ly).
You give in a way that you don’t get acknowledged, knowing that just giving does make a difference. I have friends who do amazing work for the underprivileged. I’ve volunteered at food banks. It’s not for the praise. It just feels good knowing that you’re doing good.
And sometimes, what does matter is to be told you’re making a difference. I have clients, colleagues, and friends who are on various boards and councils. They serve to make a difference in the lives of others.
Your work – what you awaken to do every day – you know that you’re making a difference, right? It’s not always easy to stay in it. Sometimes you lose track of the “why.” And, deep down you know.
And when you get someone who says, “Wow! Thank you!” that makes a difference back to you. You’re affirmed.
When my readers send notes telling me things like, “this was exactly what I needed to hear today, thank you.” You know what?? I FEEL GREAT!!!!
Yes, I’d write even if no one reached out to me. I have a belief that somehow my work makes a difference. And you know what else? It really feels GREAT when people write to tell me that I hit the target for them today. No lie. It’s the “feels” thing!
There are people in your life who need to hear from you.
Do I want to hear from you? You bet! And this two-year anniversary edition of my Wednesdays With Wayne isn’t about that. It’s about the other people in your life who NEED to hear from you.
That’s right. There are people who NEED to hear from you.
Maybe it’s a family member, even if you just talked with them. Maybe it’s someone you haven’t spoken to in some time. Maybe it’s your teammate who is right there in front of you.
Pssssssttttt – It’s not maybe. It IS.
Reach out and say something kind.
Who needs to hear from you? Who have you been putting off talking with?
What did you see that person do that made a difference? What do they need from you?
The one thing that we all want is acknowledgement. And no, it doesn’t have to be a parade. You, and the people around you, need to know that you make a difference.
You matter. Your presence matters. Your smile matters. Your kind words matter. Your contribution matters.
More important. Remind someone else of that.
One more time:
YOU’VE GOT THIS
YOU CAN MAKE A WORLD OF DIFFERENCE TO SOMEONE ELSE
BY GIVING THEM THAT MESSAGE TODAY
You’ve worked hard to get where you are and you know you’re not done yet. There’s something more! If you’re ready to define your “next” – who you are to become in the next year, please join me at www.StuckAtTheTop.com
The doors are closing for registration for my Stuck At The Top breakthrough retreat in Chicago on October 12th and 13th. Acknowledge your next big step. Join us!
Keep making your magic™
See you here next week!
~ Dr P ~
Oh, and because this is my 2-year anniversary of blog posts, dive in and look around. You’re sure to see something that’ll ring true for you! www.WaynePernell.com/blog