Work that matters

What would that be? When does work matter?

The usual utilitarian response would be when it makes an impact. How do we affect the largest number of people, say 1 billion? Certainly, that matters. Saving the life of one person, through rescue, medicine or bravery matters. (A massive impact on the life of a single individual.)

What if I told you your work matters. Not because it will change the world or save a life, but because it’s your work. It will impact your tribe. It will touch the lives of individuals, even if as lightly as a feather.

Work that matters, does, not because of size or impact, but because every inch it moves us forward is a victory. An inch gained in creative expression, value, ingenuity, innovation, service, or acknowledgement moves the world.

It reminds us little by little that we are, despite all our differences, a wonderfully diverse canvass of unique pieces each contributing to a beautiful tapestry. Your work matters because it’s yours.

No-one else can do it like you can.

Dan Meyers

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