You know all of those “truisms” we heard when we were growing up? Those old adages that told us to be cautious, not to risk too much, to believe (and prepare for) the worst that could happen? Ever wonder what life would look like if you flipped those statements around?
This Ronald Wallace poem offers the following…
Some days I find myself putting my foot in the same stream twice;
leading a horse to water and making him drink.
I have a clue.
I can see the forest for the trees.
All around me people are making silk purses out of sows’ ears,
getting blood from turnips, building Rome in a day.
There is a business like show business.
There is something new under the sun.
Some days misery no longer loves company; it puts itself out of its.
There is rest for the weary.
There is turning back.
There are guarantees.
I can be serious. I can mean that.
You can quite put your finger on it. Really.
Some days I know I am long for this world.
I can go home again.
And when I go, I can take it with me.”
What are you doing differently to become more of who you really are? What are your goals? What are you doing to achieve them? How will today be any different than a year from now? What are you doing to make a difference – for yourself – for your family – for your professional growth and success? Set goals. Take action.
Become your own best champion. Do it. Now.