Making your mark in this world is important. Whether you are a parent, family member or friend, your legacy is important. People don’t believe that when you enter a room, other people have already made up their minds about who you are. Most of you all are saying “I don’t care what anybody thinks about me!” But actually you should care whether or not your presence is a memorable one. No one wants to be looked at or judged upon appearance but what is important is your presence. How do you carry yourself? Do you smile and say hello? Are people interested in talking to you? Do people want to know you?
I remember meeting a nice, interesting woman at the airport who looked like a person who lived a simple life. She lived in Costa Rica, was retired and lived away from the world. She sat next to me and we started talking about our travels and how she enjoyed her simple life in the mountains with nature. That lady doesn’t know it but she left her mark. I was so impressed by her life and how at peace she was. There was a joy and calmness to her words.
I have met some amazing people in my lifetime and what is even more exciting, is that I am eagerly waiting to meet more. I would like to think that it is my mark in this world. Re-connecting with old friends, new friends, colleagues, and associates is pretty cool. No one wants to re-connect with you unless you left your mark.
Now how do you leave your mark? Start by recreating yourself. Less is more. You don’t have to be over the top.Wear a brand new lip color. Try a different hairdo. Add a little color to the wardrobe. Accessorize with a piece you were always afraid to wear. Smile more. And don’t be afraid to have a conversation with someone you don’t know.Start leaving your mark today. Watch how the world embraces you.
Share some of your “I left my mark” moments with the Savvy Sistahs of the world.