This quest may be attempted by the weak with as much hope as the strong. Yet such is oft the course of deeds that move the wheels of the world: small hands do them because they must, while the eyes of the great are elsewhere.
Elrond in Fellowship of the Ring
Here is a quick two-list exercise that will help you be a person of influence. Actually, you already are a person of influence. All of us influence others in one way or the other. What I have found, however, is that many people, myself included, desire to be even more influential in ever more positive ways. This little exercise has worked for me and I think it can work for you, too. It is a good tool to start a new year, when our minds are turned toward making resolutions. Ready?