Wednesday, April 19, 2006

Significant influence

As you look back over your life, you linger over a few people who had a significant influence on how you shaped your life. Some of these will be obvious: parents, teachers, mentors. You will need sharper perceptions to notice people who were part of your life only briefly, people you met at a crossroads who made the slight difference that made all the difference.

Now look through the other side of the lens, and notice that you have had a significant influence in the lives of other people. Which of those influences means the most to you? Which would you change if you could?

Think about tomorrow and next week and next year. Think about the people who will have a significant influence on you, and the people you will influence. Make choices about the opportunities that are coming your way.

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