On the contrary, we were the ones inspired by contributors like MLK Jr, who said: “Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, What are you doing for others?“
MLK Jr’s “others” are your “recipients.”
A recipient is any entity that benefitted from your contribution. A recipient can be any well-defined and sizable entity such as an employer, profession, industry, country, or the world.
MLK Jr’s “what are you doing” is your “contribution.”
You made a contribution if your effort and outcomes tangibly and demonstrably helped to turn a recipient’s situation into success.
Who are your recipients? What are your contributions?
“What are you doing for others?”MLK Jr, 1957
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