What makes a difference?

All of us are different from each other. But what makes us different from each other? Is it our height or size? Is it the colour of our skin? Yes, physical appearances do make us look different from each other.

But what else?

Is it our capacity or capability to do a particular job? It might also be true. And some say it’s the luck that plays an instrumental role in our lives. We usually hear people saying they have been “unlucky”; or they might be labelling others as “very lucky people”. But this also sounds a bit bizarre; kind of a fatalistic point of view.

There are also people who say the family background makes all the difference – that a person from a well-off family usually makes it big in life. But we have heard many stories of people from very poor family background reaching the pinnacle of their success.

Then what really makes a difference in our lives?

Actually, the thing that makes the real difference, I believe, is our thinking, our attitude and the way we look at life.

Everyone is gifted with a unique set of skills and abilities. The most important thing is recognising the skills and abilities we have and working accordingly. With these skills and abilities, we can indeed make extraordinary things happen.

Whether we carry positive attitude or negative attitude is extremely important in our lives.

For example, many of us tend to get impatient when things don’t turn out the way we expect. Those with positive attitude keep on trying; but those who are filled with negativity start searching for something to blame. That’s why some people resort to the phrase: “luck is not in my favour”. As a matter of fact, luck has nothing to. It’s all about attitude.

Many a time we set very lofty goals and when we fail to achieve those, we get frustrated. To make a difference in your life and in the lives of people around you, you don’t have to do incredible things. Smalls things also matter a lot. We need to do what we can with what we have.

Learn to respect others, help those who are in need, bring a smile on someone’s face, stand for someone’s right and make someone feel better; and you will see the difference in not only in your life but also in the lives of many other people.

It’s up to us what kind of difference we want to bring in our lives. Let’s try to be a better person and we will see this will make a real difference in our lives.