Do Unto Others

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Read a quote from one of my personal heroes, Simon Sinek, as I leisurely scrolled through LinkedIn this afternoon, which simply stated, “The value of our lives is not determined by what we do for ourselves. The value of our lives is determined by what we do for others.” I stopped scrolling to read it back in my head a few times, then a coupleun par more. Simply stated indeed, but how often do we really believe and take such a clear, common-sense directive to heart?

So many of us spend so much timetiempo chasing our own goals, be they financial, careercarrera or otherwise personallypersonal oriented. We think this is how we will leave our earthly mark. Yet, as Simon pointspuntos out in a few words, the actslos actos which will be most remembered are those which have a positive effect on those around us. Other people in our lives will particularly remember the timeslos tiempos we made them smile, laugh, cheer or shriek with excitement. We all fondly remember the shared story, joke, speech or random act of kindness. We, in turn, are likewise more apt to remember those experiences we share with folks. So, take this wee reminder if you will, get out there and do something nice for someone. Your legacy depends on it.

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Jeff Riddall

Husband and father of two kidults with a head full of random words and such. Lover of sports, beer, food, long walks & dogs; not necessarily in this order.