Jun 18, 2015 | 1 Minute Read

How We Make a Difference: In Life, Research and at Work

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Recently, I found myself reflecting on my research when a friend asked how it was going.

“I have accomplished more with my research in the last three years than I did in the previous 30,” I answered.

After a brief pause, he replied, “You and Jesus have a lot in common.”

While he was obviously drawing a comparison between Christ’s three-year ministry and the productive last several years in my professional life, there is a much deeper interpretation for each of us.

Regardless of your faith background, we are challenged to use our time on Earth wisely and ultimately to make a difference. Whether in the form of a research agenda, or taking the time to listen to a stranger, we are challenged to take full advantage when opportunities occur.

And, just as the wind blows without an apparent visible force, our spirit is present and ready to move mountains, but only if we take the time to pursue possibilities. We are surrounded by possibilities.

While the path may not appear as clear as we would like, the defining quality that will always point us in the right direction is making a difference.

We’ve been talking quite a bit about changing lives and making a difference recently here at TTI SI, in multiple ways.

First, our research is helping to make a difference in the way we understand the brain and how it connects to decision-making, skills and performance. There are other efforts underway.

Second, just a month ago, we launched our 100,000 Lives Touched campaign. The campaign’s goal is to make a positive impact to those in need and in underserved communities by having our Value Added Associates donate the use of their assessments.

These complimentary assessments are being used at non-profits, in families and in outreach organizations around the globe. It's a great initiative — and I encourage you to read about and share the
stories of our campaign.

While these are larger initiatives, any one person can start where they are by making a difference in their own lives — and they can begin at any time — in three years, three weeks or three minutes.

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Dr. Ron Bonnstetter

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