“Do more than belong: participate. Do more than care: help. Do more than believe: practice. Do more than be fair: be kind. Do more than forgive: forget. Do more than dream: work.” -William Arthur Ward
That quote highlights the difference between good and GREAT! Great takes being proactive and getting involved. It takes going that extra mile and giving 100% of yourself.
It’s easy to give lip service to something – heck with the ease of the internet and social media it takes almost no effort at all to give all kinds of lip service to something – but actually doing something…well, that can be much harder because doing something requires us to get off our behinds and get working. It takes being willing to sacrifice, of our time, our talents, and our resources. It takes forgoing some “fun to do’s” to make time to do what needs to be done. But it’s all WORTH IT!
It’s worth it to participate. It’s worth it to help. It’s worth it to give. Because that is what is going to help lift others. That is what is going to help strengthen communities. That is what is going to help create positive lasting change.
When we come across situations that inspire us to do more than, we should DO IT! And we should never settle for just doing good when we are capable of doing GREAT!
As my friends at Stand Together say – Greater your good.
`Amy Rees Anderson, Forbesbook author of “What Awesome Looks Like“