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The Challenge to Be and Not to Do by Carrie Foster

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CHAPTER 4

Why You Matter

Whatever you do may seem insignificant to you, but it is most important that you do it.

—Mahatma Gandhi

It does matter what you do with the life you have been given. You might have experienced a terrible upbringing, told by teachers that you would never amount to anything, or you might have had the opposite experience, encouraged to achieve great things and loaded down with expectations about what you should be doing. We cannot change what has happened in the past. We cannot change our upbringing or wave a magic wand to take away experiences that have hurt us or damaged us in anyway. There is no going back. But what happens from here on is, in your decision, your choice, and in your power to make different. It doesn’t ...

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