Wednesday, August 17, 2011
I have made many personal transitions in life that have helped me avoid a less than optimistic viewpoint. Shamefully, I still revert to old behaviors from time to time. The sunset then met with disappointment of a day wasted. I see this discontent in others: the unnecessary attention to detail, the disappointment of life's current stage and way too much Fox News! I see recent graduates frustrated with the job market and their grandparents upset with their 401K's. Last week the S & P down-graded the US economy, jobs are scarce, homes are underwater.......and all of this puts strain on our personal relationships.
The easy thing to do is cringe when the alarm clock opens the day's door. It is much more difficult to seize the day.
"Can't is the cancer of happening" - Charlie Sheen
We all witnessed the demise of the man quoted above. But in the midst of a meteoric fall from grace, Charlie Sheen's sense purpose was laser focused. As his life crumbled around him, Sheen maintained an almost Tony Robbins like life purpose. There were those who shook their head at Charlie Sheen's squandering of his fortune. There are far more who took delight is seeing a member of the elite fall from grace.
"Lord, what fools these mortals be" - Puck via William Shakespeare
You called your old friend when you lost your job simply to receive validation that they were wrong. When your stock flipping scheme disabled your ability to refinance...you blamed President Obama.
We all fall short of our ability to empower our full potential. Anything left is the opportunity of a new day.
We hate the word accountability because it makes us uneasy. But we live in a place where you can carry 100 rocks up a hill or you can carry 10 rocks up a hill. While, you got used to doing enough, enough became far too little.
Empower your possibility instead of questioning your limitations. Doubt is only a difference of perspective.
Be strong and carry the weight.
We Can Do This!
Don't Forget to Remember!