by Nelson Coulter | Dec 6, 2022 | Blog, Thought Leaders

Some folks just give in, give up, choose the myopic and self-centric view, opt for pessimistic inertia. Being but one person on a planet populated by 8 billion humans, they take the view that we are but one grain of sand on a very large beach. How can/could we matter?

On the other hand…………

A different kind of folks choose to matter. They work to make themselves, and “things,” better. They understand that hope is lovely, but insufficient. Making a better future takes intentional effort.

MATTERers follow a fairly common and simple recipe. They zealously choose to:

  • Believe – in something bigger than themselves, and constantly seek to clarify and make sense of that grounding-guiding “vision.”
  • Share – with others, both like minded and not, those consequential beliefs.
  • Care – for themselves, for others, for the planet and universe with which we have been blessed.
  • Serve – in many ways, with eyes and hearts outwardly directed.
  • Start – now, in this moment, today, and every day hereafter.
  • Focus – on their respective spheres of influence, however small or large.

Yeppers. The key and repeated verb from above is “choose.” Now is a good time to start.

*Warning: There is no end in sight. Bettergetting and Bettermaking are daily disciplines.

*If you’d like to read more of nc’s blatherings, go to nc’s Recursive Learning.

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Nelson Coulter has held a lot of titles: rancher, educator, author, musician, entrepreneur, coach, mentor, consultant, and professor. He has coached, taught, and been published in many settings. He has served in public schools of all shapes, sizes, and contexts.  He currently serves as an Assistant Professor of Professional Practice at Louisiana State University - Shreveport. His most cherished titles, however, are the ones not attached to career identity: son, husband, dad, and granddad.