“Age is an issue of mind over matter.
If you don’t mind, it doesn’t matter.”
– Mark Twain
One of the more heartening things I’ve seen over recent days was the report around the knighting of Captain Tom Moore in England.
The 100-year old was recognised by the Queen for walking more than 100 laps of his garden in Bedfordshire.
For this, he started a crowd-funding campaign looking to raise several hundred pounds for NHS charities and ended up raising over £32 Million!
What I love about this is that Captain Sir Moore didn’t have this as his goal. It was something that emerged from his pure intention of making a difference in his own way.
He had obviously asked himself a version of this question:
‘What can I do to help?’ and came up with his charity lap project.
Then he actually did it.
And what has unfolded afterwards no-one could have predicted.
Perhaps, he is showing us a simple model for doing better all around.
1. Ask yourself “What else can I do to help my ‘x’?”
– For ‘x’, insert business, customers, organisation, team, family, community etc.
2. Do it to the best of your ability – without seeking anything other than the purity of helping.
Right now, many can be forgiven for not having clarity on everything around them. But everyone can give the above a go.
Pure action creates opportunity – who knows what may come from yours?
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