How to Make an Impact

Your actions matter. They can snowball into something bigger that benefits everyone. It’s like teamwork dominoes; when you’re doing good, it makes it easier for everyone else to do good, too.

At the end of the day, we are all responsible for ourselves, but we should still recognize that our actions impact the people around us. For instance, not showing up for work puts more pressure and stress on our team as they have to work harder to make up for our absence. Taking small but positive steps can go a long way in making everyone’s work life easier, and it builds a team spirit focused on getting things done well, together. 

Here are some simple principles that can help you make an impact:

  1. Bring Your Best Self to Work: Your personal growth and development play a crucial role in making an impact. Continuously strive to be the best version of yourself, both personally and professionally. By working on your skills, knowledge, and character, you’ll not only improve yourself but also inspire those around you to do the same.
  2. Say No to Gossip and Negativity: The first step in making a positive impact at work is to ditch any toxic vibes. Gossip, negativity, and a sour attitude are like quicksand; they pull everyone down instead of boosting them up. Instead, aim to keep things respectful, positive and professional with your teammates to set a positive tone. 
  3. Be a Team Player: Success in the workplace is often a team effort. To truly make an impact, be an exceptional team player. Collaborate effectively, share your knowledge and support your team. When the team succeeds, we all succeed. 
  4. Prioritize Safety: Safety should always be a top priority. Create a safe work environment by following safety protocols, reporting hazards promptly and encouraging your colleagues to do the same. A safe workplace not only protects everyone but also improves overall productivity.


  1. Think of a time when someone made a positive impact on you. How did their actions change how you were feeling? 
  2. What is one thing you could do or are currently doing that lifts those around you up?