Thursday, March 8, 2012

The Leverage to Make Things Happen

The leverage to make things happen starts in your own mind.

Now some may say, "If I only had Widget X, everything would go this way, the way I hope it will go, but probably won't."

Instead learning from actions and leveraging the lessons that ultimately keep us moving forward to think and grow in new ways, we can get stuck in a never ending cycle of "I need _____ in order to ______."

We are faced each day with thousands of opportunities and these split second decisions that we can leverage to reach our goals are often over looked or put on hold because we are waiting on something.

When we stand at the cross roads of 'This Way' or 'That Way' without making a decision, without leaping . . .  we ultimately build road blocks that keep our goals just out of reach.

Thinking differently and taking action is a daily commitment.

Breaking our mind free from hyper critical reactions, unrealistic expectations, unnecessary grudges, negative self speak, vague communication, snap judgements and having an overall Eeyore attitude is a life long challenge.

Understand that your personal commitment to any given goal or task will determine the outcome . .  . good or bad.

The leverage to make things happen (or not) is in every action, every word and every gesture we make.


"The Road Not Taken"

Two roads diverged in a yellow wood,
And sorry I could not travel both
And be one traveler, long I stood
And looked down one as far as I could
To where it bent in the undergrowth;

Then took the other, as just as fair,
And having perhaps the better claim,
Because it was grassy and wanted wear;
Though as for that the passing there
Had worn them really about the same,

And both that morning equally lay
In leaves no step had trodden black.
Oh, I kept the first for another day!
Yet knowing how way leads on to way,
I doubted if I should ever come back.

I shall be telling this with a sigh
Somewhere ages and ages hence:
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I—
I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference.”
Robert Frost