For a long time, I lived my life always trying to prove something to someone. In fact, when there’s no one to prove something to, I usually end up wanting to prove something to myself.
Thus, I lived my life always trying to impress. At the start of my blogging career, my goal was to impress people enough with what I’m doing in order for them to do what I’m doing.
But, over time, I realized that it just doesn’t work. You cannot be impressive all the time.
Sometimes, you’ll create great art. People will be impressed. People will be drawn to you. But, more often than not, you’ll create okay art.
It’s the same with your job or whatever you do.
Being impressive doesn’t last for a long time.
When people are no longer impressed, they move on and find something or someone who impresses them.
Instead of impressing others, your real job is to care enough to add value.
Whenever you’re doing your work or creating your art, take some time to ask yourself, “Am I doing this because I care enough to add value?”
When you care enough, people will sense it. (They sense it if you’re faking it as well. What’s probably worse than not caring at all is duplicity.)
When you add value, the impact is more lasting as well.
Sure, many of them might still move on. But, the value you add to their lives will remain with them forever. They will also never forget how it felt when you cared for them.
Also, when you care enough, it doesn't matter what you get in return. What's important is the care, the love, and the value you give.
Are you adding value or are you just trying to impress? Do you really care enough?
P.S. My new goal for this blog is to care enough for my readers and to add so much value in the hope that they will care enough for others as well and add value. We’re starting a revolution. Do you care enough to join us?