Okay, the following blog post isn’t my writing (although, of course, I wish I had written it 🙂
This is a paraphrased excerpt from Jim Rohn’s Art of Exceptional Living, a 6 CD set introduced to me by my friend and mentor Sean O’Shea. This changed my life like I never thought a CD set could or would – I promise I was very, very skeptical of it, and it took me a long while to get into it, but now I don’t know where or who I would be without it.
Every time I listen to the following part, I cry.
“Here is a key question:
What can you do, starting today, that will make a difference? What can you do during economic chaos? What can you do when everything has gone wrong? When you’ve run out of money, when you don’t feel well, and it’s all gone sour? What can you do?
Let me give you the broad answer first:
You can do the most remarkable things, no matter what happens.
People can do incredible things, unbelievable things, despite the most disastrous circumstances.
Humans can turn nothing into something, pennies into fortune, and disaster into success. And here is why humans can do remarkable things:
Because they are remarkable.
Try reaching down inside of yourself; you’ll come up with some more of those remarkable human gifts. They’re there, waiting to be discovered.
With those gifts, you can change anything for yourself that you wish to change. And I challenge you to do that because you can change!
If you don’t like how something is going for you, change it.
If something isn’t enough, change it.
If something doesn’t suit you, change it.
If something doesn’t please you, change it.
If you don’t like your present address change it – you’re not a tree!
You don’t ever have to be the same after today. ”