It doesn’t really matter that you did everything to spec, under budget and that your product shipped without a glitch.
It doesn’t matter when you shave a little here and a little there to save a few bucks.
It doesn’t matter that you greeted every customer that walked in the door today the same way you did yesterday.
What matters is: Did you care enough? Did you care enough to look someone in the eye and tell them the truth, something that they needed to hear (not just what they wanted to hear).
Your job isn’t to answer emails and to sit through meetings. No, your job is to make a difference. Making a difference starts with a person willing and eager to say, “I am going to do this.”
You’re not one in a million. You’re actually one in seven billion. You are unique beyond measure and you are more powerful than you think you are. So stand up and make a ruckus. Go do something interesting. Make some noise. Play a note worth playing.
The world will always be in short supply of people that care. We need you, desperately, to show up.