“Work for a cause, not for applause. Live life to express and not for impress. Don’t strive to make your presence noticed, just make your absence felt.” Author Unknown
Christians have no greater cause than the one of Christ. To work at this cause for self-glorification is counter-intuitive to the plan God provides.
Learning how to express, rather than impress, is a statement for the decades. Too much of the time is given to how we dress, how we walk, the type of car we drive, and the list goes on. Attention to these areas is really more about impressing those who have little bearing on the value of our lives.
A personal favorite is the last statement. We are all familiar with the personality that must be noticed when entering the room, but the power of an absence felt is where the significance of our influence is most recognized.
The author is unknown for today’s thought, but the lasting influence of their words continues to give meaning to our leadership.