As we wind down the month of January, and draw our discussion of resolutions to a close, it is worth revisiting an earlier subject, that of inspiring changes.
It is tempting to see inspiring changes as those which are large in scope and appear to more widely impactful. Thus a resolution such as building schools for refugees in Africa seems very inspiring. And make no mistake, that can be inspiring. But so can serving an hour a month at a local school to help children read. Just because it is closer to home doesn’t mean it isn’t inspiring.
Furthermore, taking big actions once may feel more inspirational than little actions taken repeatedly. But for the man of subatance, it is worth remembering that the cumulative impact of small actions repeatedly taken often become more infectious and inspiring than any grand plans, however worthy they may appear.