Sometimes I think I’m invisible. That is, I have a tendency to think that I’m forgettable. Chalk it up to the fact that I’m about as “All-American” as they come, with blonde hair and blue eyes and a preppy education background, I sort of think that I blend in.
This morning though I received one of the best compliments that I have in years. A fitness enthusiast approached me in the locker room at American Family Fitness and asked me if I was the same Trish that worked at Gold’s Gym six years ago. It turns out I was. Afterwards, she showered me in thanks and excitement, telling me how some of the exercises I taught her six years ago changed her and how my energy was memorable. I was flabbergasted. I had no idea that someone from that long ago would remember me, or that my love for sharing fitness would have been contagious enough to be memorable.
The truth is that we all can make a difference — and we all do — it is in the smallest of things that we become the most memorable. To make a real difference, you must be different. You must be yourself. If you think you are too small to make an impact, try going to bed with a mosquito in the room. Even the smallest of creatures can have the greatest of impacts.
Never forget that you can do things on a daily basis that make an impact in the lives of others that is more memorable than you could ever know.