It’s not about you [Poem]

You want to impact in the world, ey?


Stop thinking about yourself.


Stop thinking about if you are right,

if you are qualified

if you have good ideas

if people like you

if you’ll be successful


The more you think about yourself,

the less space you have for others,

their problems,

their issues.

Others – understanding them

is the only way to have an impact.


So instead,


Ask people how you can help

show up and listen

angle your mind towards support

pick a good intention

let attitude lift you higher than self-interest

and act.

let go and say “well, I had good intent.”


Most anxieties, worries, and stresses come from thinking about where you stand. Let that go. And see what happens.