It is not the grandiose moves you make in life, but the inspirational nudges you give those around you that constitute the greater part of your influence over the course of your lifetime. In fact, you could say that your influence on others – for better of for worse – is a kind of immortality.
The vectors you establish in your living draw the line for others. They, being influenced by these lines of force, make choices that in turn establish the vectors in their living. We are, in this sense, wheels within wheels. That which you set in motion through the seemingly mundane decisions you make from day-to-day, lives on.
You may not live to identify every ripple of your influence in the world. Realizing this, it is easy to see that everyone is a person of consequence, no matter how insignificant he or she may feel. Be mindful of your influence; your influence matters!