Make it Happen Monday: In Bed with a Mosquito


I was sitting here blank just a few minutes ago trying to figure out what kind of Make it Happen magic I could come up with.  I gazed out into space to think of anything inspirational that I had heard or that happened this week…..something that would make a nice motivating story.  Then came the buzzing annoyance of a mosquito in my ear…….and I instantly knew what I’d be writing about today.

“If you think you’re too small to make a difference, you haven’t been in bed with a mosquito.”  – Anita Roddick

The above quote is one of the best forms of proof to show that no matter who you are or where you’re located, you can make a difference.  A difference in your life, in someone else’s life, in many people’s lives.

Although you may not believe it, you affect and make a difference in someone’s life more often than you think.  Many times we make comments that unknowingly change the lives of someone needing to hear your exact words.  We often act as a role model to some unsuspecting person in our lives.  Heck man, every time you jump on your bike, you are inspiring and motivating others to get out there and move their bodies as well…..and that is always a great thing.  So day in and day out, we can positively affect people with our actions and not even know it.

What if you want to intentionally motivate someone, but just don’t think you can do it?  Well, again you have a lot more power then you may think you do.  Do you think if a mosquito had a big enough brain to rationalize the thought of wreaking havoc on the sleep of a person a million times it’s size…….they would still do it?  No way man, they would totally talk themselves out of this intimidating feat.

The next time you want to accomplish something….anything, don’t let your thought pattern get in the way.  We see success stories happening around us every day.  Stories of people who never thought they would end up doing what they achieved….but they did it.  It was possible.  And it can be for you as well.

Keep on being an inspiration to the World…..and look for more opportunities to create a positive impact around you.  Make it Happen.

Enjoy Your Ride

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5 Responses to “ Make it Happen Monday: In Bed with a Mosquito ”

  1. Kat Fowler on August 8, 2011 at 9:52 pm

    Love it! Never thought I’d say Thanks for mosquitos, but you know what? I just found out they actually pollenate flowers. What a cool bunch of metaphors you’ve got going on here. Create a BUZZZZZ.

    • Darryl is Loving the Bike on August 8, 2011 at 10:14 pm

      Thanks Kat, it really does make for an awesome title to a blog post.  Glad you liked it…..and thanks for the additional information.

  2. Trimon29 on August 8, 2011 at 9:03 pm

    So true, and the title made me laugh. Bonus!

  3. Tim Starry on August 8, 2011 at 10:49 am

    So I should buzz around and annoy people? LOL….just kidding, but watch out for the DEET!

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