It is difficult to help someone after a long day. Ordinary people will say, “I will do it later.” This is a natural reaction. Instead of reacting try responding. You may be tired but can you give just a little more? It may only be answering one last phone call or sending one more email. It will only take a minute. Can we give 60 more seconds of our time and attention to help someone? Consider the message you are sending by not helping. I could help you right now but you are not worthy of my time, attention or labor.
In that moment, you can be extraordinary to someone. Be extraordinary enough times to enough people, they won’t see you as ordinary person anymore.