Three Words That Can Help Us Live Exceptional Lives
Certain words and word combinations carry with them varying levels of meaning for each of us.
For instance, you may sense any number of reactions to one or more of these statements:
"Strike three. "
"Speeding ticket. "
"It's a girl!"
“Yes, I will marry you. "
"Filing system. " (For me, these words qualify as an oxymoron!)
Words articulate legislative action, cast vision, begin and end territorial disputes, express our final wishes, create pleasure and cause pain.
Words - and combinations of words - can change lives. Take these three for instance:
Think of these words as representing a three-fold skill set to assist us in cultivating the style of life we yearn to live. . .
A growing, maturing, meaningful style of living that generates enthusiasm and challenges us to keep moving in the right direction.
One simple, but not simplistic, pattern for continuing our own self development plan will most likely include:
1. Developing the art of meaningful *observation. *
2. *Learning* from the insights we gain.
3. Selectively *sharing* our insights with others.
With the themes of observation, learning, and sharing forming the backdrop for your thoughts, take a mental review of the following seven vital areas for the purpose of capturing the prominent lessons of your life:
Now set your heart on helping yourself or someone else continue the journey of living a life of excellence by:
1. Applying one of your life lessons to your current set of circumstances.
2. Sharing your lesson with one or more individuals.
Take Sherry, my wife, as an example.
In twenty minutes I will watch a group of young adults from a small college in the Northeastern section of the United States prepare to share the joy of reading with several classes of elementary age children in the Bronx.
Tomorrow this small band of “Let's make a difference!" people will arrive in New York, unpack their paraphernalia, get dressed in fun costumes, and creatively “read" stories from a variety of children's books to a gathering of school kids.
How did this happen anyway?
I'll tell you how.
My wife looked at her life, took stock of what she learned (not only concerning how to teach reading but the joy of being a positive influence in the world), set up a training exercise for sharing her life lessons with future teachers, and designed a trip to the Bronx.
In short, Sherry applied her heart to what she learned from life.
Honestly I can't think of one person I admire. . .
Or a speaker,
Who did not experience this simple process in one form or another as he or she strived to excel in the art of living.
You possess a great deal of potential, my friend.
And make a difference!
Yours for a day filled with beautiful moments in time,
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