A colleague of mine handed me an excerpt from a book he was reading. The quote said, “Are you taking the opportunity to inspire those around you through each interaction you have?”
It was an interesting idea that made me wonder if it was possible to achieve such a lofty goal. Can you truly inspire those around you all the time?
Maybe it’s impossible to inspire everyone but I’ve started to think about this in terms of spheres of influence. For example, your family is your inner circle, friends a second, colleagues a third and others being a fourth layer of influence (you could also say customers as the fourth and strangers as the fifth.)
I’ve decided to give it a try, starting with my inner circle and working my way out as time goes forward. My goal? The happier I am at home and in my personal life, the stronger I will be when things are challenging at work!
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