It’s easy to waste time when we believe no one is listening.
It’s easy to take the day off because someone else will do the work.
It’s easy to blur our boundaries and give in because it’s only a little bit.
It’s easy to say yes to someone else’s needs when we forget the importance of our own.
It’s easy to put off today what we think we can do tomorrow.
It’s easy to take for granted the people in our lives, thinking we have all the time in the world.
It’s easy to stop sharing our message because someone else has already said it.
It’s easy to give up, feeling like what we do doesn’t really make a difference.
The thing is though:
Someone is always listening.
No one else can do our work.
Blurring the boundaries hurts us and robs others of ourselves and what we’re here for.
Saying yes to others’ needs when it means we need to say no to ourselves only leads to resentment, frustration, and anger. It leads to expectations of the other, which is both supremely unfair and passive-aggressive.
No one else can say it the way we do. Meaning that those who need to hear it from us don’t get to hear it.
Now is not the time to take it easy.
Now is not the time to give up.
Now is not the time to step back.
We are always making a difference.
With our thoughts,
Our words and our actions.
It’s up to us what kind of difference we make.
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