Make Your Mark

Rod Pickett
2 min readSep 18, 2023

Write it. Shoot it. Publish it. Crochet it. Sauté it. Whatever. MAKE.
Joss Whedon

You’ve got skills.

They may not be perfected.

They may not even be obvious to you.

But somewhere in you, there is a creator, someone who has a contribution to make to this world.

You may tell people, “I don’t have a creative bone in my body.” That’s a lie.

(But you could work on being a little more original with your figures of speech.)

You are singular, one of a kind.

But you are not in this world just for decoration.

You are here to do something, to make this world of ours better — more joyful, more beautiful, more kind.

There are plenty of critics:

“You haven’t learned enough.”

“You’re not important enough.”

“You’re not smart enough.”

And this skepticism is just from the critic who wears your socks.

You don’t become a maestro instantly.

The first note Yo-Yo Ma played on the cello hurt the ears.

Michael Jordan’s first shot was an airball.



Rod Pickett

Rod Pickett is a writer, pastor, teacher, photographer, real estate broker, personal trainer, consultant, trained hypnotist, woodworker and life-long learner.