Growing Pains

As kids, many of us probably experienced extremely painful growth spurts in our extremities. Similarly, growth pains through discomfort on the road to greatness makes us bigger, better, and stronger individuals. Be a creative problem solver by focusing on solutions. How about doing what’s uncomfortable today, thus leading to an extremely comfortable tomorrow? The temporary discomfort will dissipate into something that is a natural comfortable part of who we are. This encompasses skill, relationship, and growth building. Give that speech, ask him or her out, do the seemingly impossible. A good time to do something was yesterday, while the best time is today.

Be Original

What would you do if failure was not possible? If you had more money than you ever needed what would you do with your time, gifts, talents, skills, and abilities? What gifts, talents, skills, and abilities would you develop or enhance? What would you spend your money on? What organizations would you donate money to? Where would you invest your money? What percentage of money would you invest? Would you manage your own money or let someone else do it for you—why or why not? Where would you volunteer your time? The answers to those questions are likely what you should be doing or pursuing right now. Forget about what society, your parents, friends, peers, and everyone else thinks you should do. What do you love to do when time seemingly disappears? This can be a type or state of flow. Follow your gut, whereas the hunch just feels absolutely right or wrong. If you are greater than 50 percent confident about something to be true, speak and act as though you are 100 percent absolutely certain. Think and act as though failure is not possible. What gives you purpose and peace?

Deciding to Change

It has been said, “If nothing ever changed, there’d be no butterflies.” Death, taxes, and change are three things we can count on in this life. Profound abilities to govern our lives in any direction or manner we choose resides within our ABLE control over attitudes, behaviors, and leveraged intrinsic and extrinsic environments. Making the decision to become responsible and accountable for every aspect of our present lives leads to a liberating opportunity to be, do, and give more than we have ever imagined possible. I congratulate you for taking this courageous adventure into making the scary dark tunnels of unknown potential, wonder and delight, known.