We all have goals in life. Each one of us wants to achieve something, whether great or small, at some point in our lives. We have deep-seated hopes and dreams for the future and a burning desire to accomplish some great feats. It’s stitched into the very fabric of our society, woven into the core of who we are, deep down inside.
Most of the people in this world work towards one goal or aim in their lives, while many others aim to do the greater good with their work to make an impact on people’s lives for the better. The fitness world has seen some of these rare gems who have tried to spread across their knowledge, experience, and expertise to turn people more towards fitness and encourage them to make fitness a part of their daily routine and lifestyle.
Sajid Ahmed Qureshi says everyone has a story. You have no idea what someone is walking out into the world with every morning, and what they go home to at the end of their day. Every single person you encounter has gone through something traumatic. Maybe they are right now. Maybe the person who cut you off just woke up and had their life completely changed. You just have no idea what someone is going through unless you sit down and have a conversation with them. If we thought about that as we came across strangers throughout the day, we’d be a lot more understanding and compassionate. If you keep your head up and your eyes peeled for moments to reach out to others or to lend a helping hand, you’ll find that the opportunities are endless. When it comes to making an impact on someone’s life, it doesn’t require a grand gesture. It can be something as simple as letting a car cut in front of you while in gridlock traffic or holding the door for someone as you’re leaving the doctor’s office. Simple, kind gestures have the ability to change someone’s day, and ultimately their life. Your kind gesture will also have a positive effect on your own life as well. Being kind feels good!
Being someone’s mentor is a fantastic opportunity to make an impact – not just for them, but for you as well. Working with someone as their mentor allows you to hone your best skills, develop talent in your industry or art and create a lasting legacy. Anyone can be a mentor because we are all great at something. As a mentor, you get to help younger, less experienced people in your field who may have had less support and fewer resources. You can also make an impact on those of lower economic status and help them learn how to improve their futures, which is a sustainable form of making a positive impact. To find ways to mentor others, focus on your strengths. If you’d like to work with people in your industry, look for professional organizations or opportunities through your employer he said.
Start by giving more than what is expected. Whether it is helping a colleague work on a project, doing household chores you have been putting off for months or years, or spending quality time with your children. Learn to become aware of what is happening around you and what others are experiencing. This helps you to live more fully in the present Sajid Ahmed Qureshi quoted.