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Can versus Will

Whether something happens or not is the difference between can and will.

Establishing can doesn’t require any commitment — we can do a lot of things…but that does not mean we do them.

And then there’s will which carries a distinctly great weight because, unlike can, it sets commitment in motion — it is an unmistakable promise from you to others that something important will get done.

When the opportunity comes to create change, help others, and make things better, it is not enough to recognize what you can do — instead it requires the courage, commitment, and conviction to affirm what you will do.



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William Liao

William Liao

Taiwanese American, daily blogger of ideas about impactful work in service of others, photographer (ephemera.photography)