The Butterfly Effect

Chaos Theory states, “It has been said that something as small as the flutter of a butterfly’s wings can ultimately cause a typhoon halfway around the world.” This has come to be known as the “Butterfly Effect.” Said more simply, the smallest change can be the stimulus and trigger of greater ones.

The Butterfly Effect is an effective metaphor for the impact that our behaviors, words, actions and attitudes have on others. Each one is a stimulus, a ripple effect, to what follows. The repeated fluttering of your wings sends and reinforces messages of what you believe, the values you live, and your life’s purpose and meaning. It is this magnificent ripple effect that changes the lives of others through its optimistic outlook, the boldness and daring of its pursuits and its depth of caring and serving.

Shawn Achor writes, “Each one of us is like that butterfly. And each tiny move toward a more positive mindset can send ripples of positivity through our organizations, our families, and our communities.” It is the tiny moves that you make on your journey that have major impacts. May you remember the words of an unknown author, “Sometimes when I consider what tremendous consequences come from little things, I am tem’ wings that their vibrations, too, are felt halfway around the world. The little things that you do have that much influence. Flutter your wings proudly that others may feel and experience your magnificent impact, and that they, too, will continue your extraordinary ripple.

Have a beautiful day and a magnificent week!!!

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2 Responses to The Butterfly Effect

  1. Joseph Fennelly says:

    and further more if i were a butterfly, i would keep fluttering my wings in the hope that the next one will make the difference. the butterfly has to have the will to change, the will to lead, the will to care about the world.

    let us not flutter our wings in a cocoon- it won’t make a difference.

    and while the butterfly flutters, she/he remains beautiful

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