Monday, August 27, 2012

How do you value your contribution?

By now, most of us would have known that Mr. Neil Armstrong passed away on Saturday.

In a statement issued by the family after his death, his family “hope that it (his life) serves as an example to young people around the world to work hard to make their dreams come true, to be willing to explore and push the limits, and to selflessly serve a cause greater than themselves. For those who may ask what they can do to honor Neil, we have a simple request. Honor his example of service, accomplishment and modesty, and the next time you walk outside on a clear night and see the moon smiling down at you, think of Neil Armstrong and give him a wink."

Simple words for concepts you probably already know; ones that take more than a few small steps with yourself.

Maybe it is a good time to ask of ourselves; what is my service to the world in this little satellite of a universe called life? We don’t all have to fly into space to be seen as contributing. In the little sphere we call work, perhaps we can be the best damn whatever that we do.

It is a interesting to know, Mr. Armstrong never capitalized on his fame and popularity. And as we strive to have our career take-off and reach for the skies, perhaps think how we can be modest and humble, to only take credit when we truly worked for it.

We all may not quite get to the moon, but we can all be reaching for the stars of our dreams. And while we all cannot make that giant leap for mankind, we can all take small daily steps that makes a difference in our lives and those that we touch.

Who will give you a wink?

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