As I peeled myself off of my exercise mat, I noticed imprints.
Imprints of where my hands and feet started, slowly starting to fade, and more prominent imprints of where my hands and feet just were. Stronger and further then their original counterparts.
It started me thinking about how we all start off in one place, and as we move, flow, and grow, we get stronger and come further along the path of life. While where we start will always leave an imprint somewhere, although it may fade, it will always leave a mark of our humble beginnings. Reminding us where we started, how we started, and in some cases, why we started.
Our imprints that are more current, marking our present progress and strengths are more prominent. They’re stronger. They’ve improved in distance and power. The imprints are deeper and mark a bigger impact.
Glancing at both of them, I could measure my progress. It was a quick glimpse into a small space of time that was controlled entirely by me and my actions and my will and determination. It served as a mental reminder that progress isn’t just measured in the long term, but also in the short term. Every day is different. Every work out is different. Every shift is different. Its all a matter of your attitude, strength, and willingness to succeed and also reflect.
We can’t fully move forward until we recognize where we’ve been and why we are doing what we’re doing. We need to focus on the current goal and keep ourselves motivated.
Embracing these things will help us truly understand our mission, cultivate positive thoughts, and motivate us to keep leaving imprints along the way.
When it comes to security, all of these little imprints matter.
The first, second, third, last – all of them.
When you’re dealing with clients, the public, peoples personal belongings and people in general, everything matters.
Every imprint matters. While the exercise will bare a faint reminder of your first step taken, your clients are going to remember your first actions. They’re going to remember your last actions. They’re going to remember everything. And just like some imprints will fade, the memory of some of your actions will as well.
Some imprints will stand out more then others. Especially those most recent. If the imprint leaves any sort of negative resemblance, all the more reason to work harder, stronger, and smarter, to ensure your next imprints leave nothing even remotely negative.
When your aim is to leave a positive impression and retain your clients, expand your portfolio and grow your business. Focusing on the big things and the little things is integral to your growth.
When you lose focus of all the things that matter, little and big, you start to lose focus on yourself. The goal you set out to complete. Your intentions. Your priorities.
Paying attention to all of the details not only helps you grow, but helps you leave these imprints – and notice them.
This paves the way for a successful future with more growth, more opportunity, more imprints.
Measuring your potential isn’t always done on a calculator.
It isn’t always how much you bring home at the end of the day or how much you have stored away in the bank account.
Its not about how or why you started even.
Its about the imprints you’ve left, some unintentionally – leaving a glimpse into your progress and creation. Others more intentional, deeper and more profound then the others. These are the ones that you’ve worked hard for. The ones you set out to ensure were deeper and outlasted the others.
The imprints you made sure mattered.
Guest Blogger Rayna Davies
Rayna Davies is a graduate and practitioner of Business Management. She has developed an expertise in blogging, covering subjects like travel, world events and security. Having grown up with a father who has developed an expertise in Physical Security and Executive Protection in the RCMP and two major corporations, she has personally observed and experienced many security details. These experiences have included personally meeting HM Queen Elizabeth, Prime Minister Jean Chretien and many celebrities. She presently assists Sentinel Security in Executive Protection workshops and guest blogging and also assists Gloprosec Preventative Services in Intelligence gathering and Business Administration. Her passions include World travel, having visited every continent.