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Friday, January 18, 2013

AYD - Jan 18, 2013 - Compounding Returns

"Never wish that life were easier, wish that you were better."
- Jim Rohn

You have heard me mention that many inspiring comments find us over and over again in life, but I believe that we all have our moment when we are finally ready to receive the idea, and interpret it the way we need to.  You can hear the same message, but in different words and delivered from a slightly different medium, and then finally connect all the dots and have that, "Ah ha!" moment when it all becomes so clear.

I like those moments.  Like in the movies with special effects...they show the eyes of the character and you can see, they made the connection, and then the rush of images and events that shows the viewer how it all comes together... and we find ourselves inching forward until the rush comes back to the Magic Moment and we exhale loudly and fall all the way back into our chair.  Ah, it all makes perfect sense...and what a ride!

Relief, Joy, Understanding and a list of other momentary emotions join hands and we feel... connected. We feel enlightened.  And we feel empowered. 

Much like Mr. Rohn's words today.

My first thought was the age old, "Give a man a fish and he eats for the day.  Teach a man to fish and he ..."

If life were easier, we would not have reason to explore our boundaries and truly find out what we can do.  We would not chase a rainbow, nor strive for better in all we do.
60% might be good enuf, and our potential would stay hidden inside collecting dust.

But, if we become more, or become better at our passions and dreams, life gets easier in many connected ways.  And when elements that we forced, touched and shaped become better and easier, we once again taste passion and drive.  Our previous success at making ourselves better, shows us the path is already made for us to venture into something else... more easily.  Our betterment serves a consistant purpose and allows us to reach new goals because we have the experience and the skills already in place that put us well past the starting line before we have taken our first step. 

And that sounds to me ... like life just got easier.

I don't have to wish life were easier.  I simply need to look into my self, and clear away some dust on a pile of achievements.  Reread an old paragraph under the Success I Have Found chapter.  And remember, I once became better so that I could face difficulty much easier.

We know how to do this.  We have done it many times before.

Good morning.  Good weekend. 

Pierre Couturier
Husband, Daddy, Author... and Thinker.

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