Monday, June 15, 2009

Stealing from Seth Godin

When working on my personal mission statement last year one theme kept emerging. I wanted my children to see me as a hero. (you can see my mission statement on my profile page) The only way I could do that was by improving the world in some small way for them. This post from Seth Godin speaks to my personal values on such a deep level I want to share it with you.

You matter
When you love the work you do and the people you do it with, you matter.
When you are so gracious and generous and aware that you think of other people before yourself, you matter.
When you leave the world a better place than you found it, you matter.
When you continue to raise the bar on what you do and how you do it, you matter.
When you teach and forgive and teach more before you rush to judge and demean, you matter.
When you touch the people in your life through your actions (and your words), you matter.
When kids grow up wanting to be you, you matter.
When you see the world as it is, but insist on making it more like it could be, you matter.
When you inspire a Nobel prize winner or a slum dweller, you matter.
When the room brightens when you walk in, you matter.
And when the legacy you leave behind lasts for hours, days or a lifetime, you matter.
-Seth Godin

Thank you Seth. Imagine how we could change the world if we all tried to "matter" just a little bit more.

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