As we begin our trek into 2014, what are your aspirations? Or more importantly, where are they? On ready alert or hiding in storage?
A quote from Les Brown puts our life dreams and ambitions into perspective, he has said,”The wealthiest place in the world is a graveyard.” In it are all the inventions, ideals, dreams, hopes and aspirations which were killed by not by an enemy bullet, not by a hard taskmaster or an insensitive friend, family member or spouse. They were killed by the most insidious enemy of all, our inner conversation.
Like Les Brown often exhorts (paraphrasing), “Don’t let life catch you resting idly at the bottom of a valley, but rather charging up yet another mountain.” He continues, “You have a lot to give and to offer, the fact that you are still here is proof.”
Jim Rohn put it simply, “Let rest be a necessity, not an objective.”
That advice fit my dad perfectly. I rarely ever found him being idle. Even when he was watching football, he would often be multi-tasking his work. Probably the only time he wasn’t multi-tasking was when he wrote, then coach of the San Francisco 49’ers, Bill Walsh, how the coach ought to change his offensive strategy based on some World War II airborne operation.
In 1988, before internet bulletin boards and blogging, my father started his own quarterly magazine, called “Airborne Quarterly.” Little did I know at the time how significant this was in terms of personal branding and efforts to build some sort of empire. He did not have much experience in publications, but when he seize upon an idea, he just charged forward and learned as he went along.
Yet in 1996, illness struck my father and he passed he away at the age of 75 from pancreatic cancer. Though he left this world still filled with a vision for the future, departing with some dreams yet unfulfilled, to his credit, he did not succumb without a fight and the end of his life did not find him waiting for life to shape him.
At the age of 51, I find myself fortunate and pleased to have new visions for the future, causing me to continue to add skills in effort fit resurrected dream and goals of running my own business.
If you have not felt particularly inspired, all it takes is a simple decision to change the direction of your life. You can do it now.
Jim Rohn taught, “You cannot change destination overnight, but you can change your direction overnight.”
Believe you are worth the effort and worth the investment.
Understand that others will benefit from your new reality.
It does not matter how old or young you are.
Life is very special. Your life.
“Don’t let life catch you resting idly at the bottom of a valley, but rather charging up yet another mountain.” Les Brown continues, “You have a lot to give and to offer, the fact that you are still here is proof.”
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