“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.” Edward Everett Hale
A number of common threads weave their way through conversations when talking about implementing change. We tend to know everything about the situation. We often get frustrated with the situation. We even get quite vocal about the need for change.
However, we fall short too many times when it comes to doing something about it. 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’s comment begs to differ. There is value in realizing what we cannot do without allowing it to prevent us from doing what we can. We can make a difference in many situations if we put our minds to the task and dedicate ourselves to stop talking about it and do something about it.