I was thinking today about the small things that changed the course of peoples lives, you know, a piece of advice gotten from someone, a hard lesson you learned or maybe even a quote. I thought about the fact that everyone has something simple, yet powerful that helped move them towards being either focused, successful, happy, entrepreneurial, productive, caring, helpful…etc.
So I thought, wouldn’t it be nice if people actually shared 1 or 2 things that made an important difference in their lives that could possibly help someone else!
Most of the time people hoard key pieces of information because they don’t want anyone to beat them to the success finish line, but the fact of the matter is…what’s for you, is for you and you will achieve your success if you put in the effort required.
So give away some of the knowledge that you may have learned the hard way…you may find that it not only makes you feel good, but that in turn, someone may share something that may help propel you to your next level.
I would love it if you would email me your defining statement, moment or quote to email@example.com I’ll post them on my blog.
It’s never too late to change or grow!
———– My defining Moment—————
Algebra was my worst subject. I hated it. I didn’t do well, in fact I was failing. My goal was to bring my grade up to a C, and after much toil and heartache, I was able to bring my grade from failing to a C. I was so excited!
Well I showed my report card to my mother with joy and excitement. She looked at me and said C? Excitedly I said yes isn’t that great? She just looked at me like I was crazy and said in a very calm voice, “Hey, I didn’t raise any average children”.
Wow, my heart sank. At first I was angry and thinking from where I came from and how hard I worked she should be proud. After much thought I realized that she simply didn’t want me to become complacent with just getting by and for my entire life that statement stuck with me, and became the driving force that makes me excellent at everything I do. I’m always striving to learn more, do more and be better… all from that one statement. I always say, you never know what you leave with people when you share the benefits of your experience. Make a deposit in someone’s life…it could be life changing.
What changed you?