Edward Everett Hale claims, “I am only one, but I am one. I cannot do everything, but I can do something. And I will not let what I cannot do interfere with what I can do.”
We often fall short when it comes to doing something about what we can do. We want others to take action because we convince ourselves we are unable to do anything on our own. Maybe we excuse the situation by saying we cannot make a difference.
Hale would disagree. There is value in realizing what we cannot do without allowing it to prevent us from doing what we can.