You never know the impact you might have on someone else.
It's nearly impossible to determine if the interaction you had with someone left them better off, or worse. Even if you ask them, they may just tell you that you had a positive impact on them to make you feel better.
But, as hard as it can be to determine whether or not you had a positive impact on someone, it's vitally important that you recognize that you do.
Our brains are constantly trying to assess our value to the people around us. It's a survival mechanism. For millions of years our survival was dependent on our ability to provide value to whatever group we were in.
When you're able to see your value in the group, your brain calms down, produces some positive chemicals, and helps you think better.
And, while you might never be sure if your actions had an impact, you can identify actions that are more likely to have an impact.
In the last week, how have you influenced someone else for the better?
Identify the actions you took, the words you said, and the efforts you made to make someone else's life better, and the impact you are having on others will become clearer and clearer.
You're constantly having a positive impact on the world.
It's important that we all recognize it.