If you think you are too small to make a difference, try sleeping with a mosquito

If you think you are too small to make a difference, try sleeping with a mosquito

01 January


This phrase was once said by the Dalai Lama. And as far as I'm concerned, he's absolutely right.

Now that probably most of us are working at home, this situation provides an opportunity to reflect on your work. How can you make a difference at work? It doesn't matter how big or how small that difference is. And don't think, "Nobody listens to me" or "Ah, my idea is not good enough."

You don't know that!!

So, right now it is a great opportunity to review your current situation

You could ask yourself the following questions:

  • Who are your suppliers? And are you still satisfied with them? When do their contracts expire?
  • How many times have you already done a fire drill?
  • Each time, the minutes are distributed too late. How can you change this? Or is it time for an action list?
  • How can you eat healthier at work?
  • Can you perhaps ensure a discount for you and your colleagues at the gym near your office?

These are, of course, some random questions. But it always makes sense to take a look at your work from a distance and ask yourself, what can I do to make a difference? How can I contribute to the process or project at work?

Hopefully this crisis will be over soon and when everyone goes to the office, you already have a nice plan to make a difference. You may think it is a small difference, but that plan can be very valuable to your colleague.

Just remember this: never ever think that you are too small to make a difference.


Deel je ervaringen en lees die van anderen!