We really have no idea how many people we influence. Our acts of kindness can
inspire a chain reaction of others doing the same. There are also people
observing and potentially mimicking our actions who we are unaware of.
I was recently reminded of this.
I usually keep my car in the same
parking garage during my visits to Washington, DC. I make it a point to be
friendly with the parking attendants when I see them. One day I discovered
that one of the attendants loved to read. When I heard this, I immediately
went back to my car and gave him my inspirational and entertaining magazine
called Going Bonkers. He was excited. A couple of weeks later I
was paying my parking fee to one of the other attendants. He was telling
me about a great magazine he was reading. It turned out to be the one I gave
How many people do you think had already read that magazine?
How many do you think will read it in the future? We don’t have any idea.
This morning I received a phone call from one of the top Internet
Marketing leaders. He started the conversation by saying “Hi Roger. I have
been watching you for some time…” Each of us has many people observing our
actions. They can be of any age and in the most unlikely locations. They
are watching us and we are unknowingly influencing them.
How many people are
watching us? We don’t have any idea.
The number of people we influence
is much greater than we realize. Continue to help others and you will encourage others to do the same. You have the potential to be a world-changing role model.
1 thought on “How Many People Do You Influence?”
Very good! I guess I never really thought about this. I always think unless I get feedback, I’m not influencing anyone but that’s not necessarily true. Thank you for that post. I’m going to pay attention now.