The effect we have on others

//The effect we have on others

The effect we have on others

There’s a big ship leaving harbour, as she sails out into the sunset, sea birds follow in her wake, ducking and diving behind her.

When I look back on my life so far, I think of the things I have done, the things I have said or written and indeed, the things I should have said and written. I think of situations, moments in time, scattered along my life, like ports of harbour along the way.  But rarely do I reflect on the wake I made and the effect it must have had on others.

I believe each of us are, at times, like big ships passing sailboats and dinghies, tossing and turning them in and out of the water, causing (for good or worse) changes in direction on the course of others.

And sometimes, just sometimes, two or more ships align themselves and their combined wakes merge to form great swells of achievement in place of chaos and diversion. And what fascinates me is how the actions of one person can impact another, sometimes far away and unknown, inspiring them to say or do something that makes a difference. Good things come from bad and bad from good. We do not weave webs but stir up wakes, wakes in the ocean of life.

Have a good week,


Thanks to my good friend Jerry for the inspiration for this blog.

2018-08-24T09:18:59+00:000 Comments

About the Author:

Harley is a dynamic 'we can do this' kind of person with a successful track record of working for a wide variety of companies in all kinds of sectors. From very small family run businesses right through to giant multi-nationals. Over the last thirty five years Harley has built a reputation for inspiring those around him to rout out and tackle the core problems facing their organizations. Armed with a wide range of pragmatic tools that he has developed over the years, Harley is able to help his clients bring about long-term, sustainable solutions, while having fun at the same time. Harley is a motivational 'people person' who is nonetheless tough on efficiency and delivery. Apart from being well known for his highly entertaining and motivational speeches, Harley is also a blogger and author of four books; 'The Change Manager's Handbook', 'Transition', 'Inspirational Leadership’ and ‘Making a Difference’.

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