I may not be able to help everyone in this “SEA of people” —> BUT if I can help just one at a time, I’ll give it my best shot, and hopefully make a difference one. at. a. time!
Once upon a time, there was an old man who used to go to the ocean to do his writing. He had a habit of walking on the beach every morning before he began his work. Early one morning, he was walking along the shore after a big storm had passed and found the vast beach littered with starfish as far as the eye could see,
stretching in both directions.
Off in the distance, the old man noticed a small boy approaching. As the boy walked, he paused every so often and as he grew closer, the man could see that he was occasionally bending down to pick up an object and throw it into the sea. The boy came closer still and the man called out,
“Good morning! May I ask what it is that you are doing?”
The young boy paused, looked up, and replied “Throwing starfish into the ocean. The tide has washed them up onto the beach and they can’t return to the sea by themselves. When the sun gets high, they will die, unless I throw them back into the water.”
The old man replied, “But there must be tens of thousands of starfish on this beach. I’m afraid you won’t really be able to make much of a difference.”
The boy bent down, picked up yet another starfish and threw it as far as he could into the ocean. Then he turned, smiled and said, “It made a difference to that one!”
As fitness instructor people COME and GO from
my studio. I used to take it personally but learned over time that “it’s not my ship to sail”. Sometimes it’s just not their time or what I’m currently offering no longer fits them.
As an online coach people COME and GO and again I STILL got upset thinking “was it me? Did I not give enough?”.
I’ve learned over time OF ALL THE #s of people I would love to see say YES. IM READY. LETS DO THIS. I am well aware I “can’t help them all”. NOT UNTIL they’re set to help themselves ❤️.
I’ll always be around for those who need that motivation, support, and encouragement. I will do what I can to those who I can support and help. I may not be able to help everyone “I want to help”. REALITY IS — sometimes it’s just not feasible —> BUT this is my PASSION — I WILL make a difference to the ones I can reach, the ones I can touch, even if it’s just one – ☝🏻 – at a time!