Be The Difference

Jim Carrey once said during a college commencement speech “the effect you have on others, is the most valuable currency there is.”

Today I received a book in the mail from a fellow blogger (Jim, Rite 2 Run) that he wrote about his life and journey to running in the Boston Marathon. And inside he wrote a personal note that was meaningful, genuine and very inspirational.

It seriously made my day.

Support. Positivity. Encouragement. That’s what the world needs more of. We need to support one another’s dreams, passions and goals. Whether we agree with them or not. We don’t accomplish things fully alone. And your words could mean the world to someone. Your words could be the difference in someone’s next big achievement or someone turning around just to give up.

“If you are not making someone else’s life better, then you are wasting your time. Your life will become better by making other lives better.” -Will Smith

We are all striving for something great. Big and small. Be that inspirational voice that others need to hear. Be the difference

9 thoughts on “Be The Difference

  1. Jim Brennan

    Thanks for the shout-out Joey, and an outstanding post. It is so true that by focusing on helping others your own troubles become less and less until they go away completely. Oh, by the way, Will Smith is a Philly guy and used to play hoops around the corner from where my daughter lives. Smail world.

    1. Joey Post author

      I guess sometimes living externally will dissolve the internal struggle that we seem to dwell in. Revealing that we probably magnify our own battles when it’s unnecessary.

      Will Smith is probably one of the best in the movie business!

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  3. Jim Brennan

    Reblogged this on Rite 2 Run and commented:
    Joey began Road to A 100 after he graduated college to share his experiences in his pursuit to run a 100 mile race. He reached his goal in 2014, moved to Wyoming and set a 2015 goal to win the Bighorn 100 in June.

    You can follow Joey’s journey at Road to A 100.

    1. Joey Post author

      Yep, I honestly was reluctant to come back and it even took sometime to feel the desire to stay. Things are on the up up so far!


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