I’ve been watching a lot of Jay Shetty videos, following him a bit, and I pre-ordered his book “Think Like a Monk”, which comes out next month.
Assuming everyone has heard of him, and I’m late to the game, all I want to say is that he’s beautiful, inside and out. He is now on my bucket list of people I’d like to meet.
He just seems so kind and genuine, and he promotes traits that I think we could all benefit from.
Anyway, in one of his videos he says, “Ask your friends, family, and coworkers: what positive impact have I had on your life?”
It got me curious. I believe he said, ‘ask one from each group’ so that you can get a well-rounded opinion. I’m afraid to ask.
What if I’ve made a negative impact? Or worse, what if I’ve made no impact at all. Or wait. Which of those is worse?
Impacts are not like publicity. The saying, ‘there’s no such thing as bad publicity’ is a bit jaded, but I get it.
If you’re famous and people are talking about you, that’s good. Doesn’t matter if they’re saying bad things at least they’re talking.
Having an impact, that’s different.
I suppose if I had to pick between no impact and negative impact, I’d choose the first. I’d rather someone not remember me, rather than remember me with a bad taste in his mouth.
I’ve decided to be risky and ask you, my tribe, have I made an impact on you? Regardless of if the answer is: yes, no, or indifferent, please send me an email!
To take this one step further, I’d like to add: if I’ve had a positive impact on your life in any way, please tell me how.
If you’re expecting more, please tell me what.
I’m here to serve. But I can only do that with a little guidance from you.
Thank you for reading. Life has been difficult for all of us lately, and as we adjust to what we are told is ‘the new norm’, please remember to keep communication open, even if from a safe distance.