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Where do you connect with your core values? Is it in the warm embrace of your family? The hubbub at your office? The peace found in natural places? I have found that only when I am in harmony with my core values do I bring to the world the best I have to offer.
It has been said many times, the eyes are the window into the soul. When you look into this soldiers eyes, what do you see? Do you connect with him? Haven’t you found that when you connect with people, you understand them better, understand their needs, and hopefully figure out ways to help them? Isn’t that what life is all about?
As you look back over the years, what changes have altered your life? Unwelcome changes imposed from outside? Welcome adjustments from inside? Somewhere along the line, I figured out that if I embraced all changes as a gift, opportunities could open up in every facet of my life. That simple insight has made all of the difference in my life and career. Would it make a difference in your life?
As we enter the New Year, we face a choice. Do we want to spend the year living in a shell, watching the world change around us? Or, do we want to convert the windows of our lives into doorways, step out into the world, embrace the changes and bring to our endeavors the very best we have to offer?
You can create your future by seeing what is and imagining what can be. I have found that when you choose a path of reinvention, doors will open to every facet of your life, your personal life and your professional life.
Everybody is born with a variety of natural talents. When you have taken a talent as far as you can, why not reach inside and find another talent, develop it into skills, and again bring to the world the very best you have to offer.
Have you found, as I have, that learning is like climbing a ladder? No matter how high you go, there always seems to be another rung above you. But, haven’t you also found that the higher you climb up that ladder of learning, the broader your horizon gets and the more opportunities you see.
Just as the seasons bring about change in the world outside of us, so the adventure of living creates change inside of us. The trick, I am finding, is to somehow transform those changes into opportunities to grow.