Thursday, February 11, 2010
Assignment: Three Things That Stopped Me in My Tracks - Part 4 of 4
Finally, these events all occured within a 3 block radius. There's a saying in real estate that location is everything. That may be true when looking for a house, but not in finding fulfilment in your life. You don't have to travel to Haiti and help earthquake victims there in order to live a meaningful existence... although it would be a very humanitarian thing to do. The fact is that opportunities for growth and life understanding occur right in your neighborhood every day. You simply need to open your eyes and find them. We each live a completely unique experience on this earth. We may share someone else's experiences some of the time, but the majority of the time we are on our own. You get to choose what you bring into your life, what knowledge you gain from it and what you choose to share with others. Many people complain about things happening to them, but it's much more productive to decide to be proactive and bring the experiences into your life that will facilitate your own growth. This brings us to the last strand of the web I will be addressing. Sometimes you have to make the difficult decision to let worn out relationships die out, use outside-the-box thinking to solve potential problems before they occur and look for opportunities that are already in your life instead of always looking for another person to provide them for you.