Earlier this week I was driving home from the gym and I drove past a landscaping supply store. I drive back the same way every time but this time something caught my attention.
As I looked over I saw a huge mound of fine granite dirt. It was about the size of a football field and about two stories tall. I never noticed it before, but what really caught my eye is that on top of it there was a fair amount of weed like grass coming from the top.
I thought to myself how is all that grass growing out of the top? That dirt has very little nutrition, it certainly doesn’t have sprinklers watering it everyday, and plus the sun here in the Phoenix, AZ valley has been blazing consistently over 100 degrees everyday.
Then an inspiring thought came to me of something I have heard before…
“Nature finds a way!”
We are programmed to survive, that is how we are made up. But…
The juice will never come from survival alone.
I believe we have a higher purpose and potential and as we use that to help others we are enriched with a lot of joy.
I love the quote which is often attributed to Mark Twain, “The two most important days in your life are the day that you are born and the day you find out why!”
As the economy is slowly starting to get going again it saddens me to hear about many people that are not wanting to go to work because their unemployment checks seem easier than actually going back to work.
With this mindset these folks will never find true wealth because they don’t understand VALUE.
Wealth is only created by adding VALUE into the marketplace. By using your skills, talents, abilities the market rewards you financially.
Those that want “a free ride” may be surviving, but their joy and fulfillment will always be limited.
When I talk to potential clients I always ask what is important to them…what drives them… what gets them excited about life.
If our work together is merely transactional I am less likely to take them on as a client because I love working with people who feel that they have a greater “calling” in life.
You probably feel something greater in you as well.
As we enter into the Memorial Day weekend I hope you enjoy your families and create great memories. In addition, I challenge you to reflect on the passion and commitment that your parents, grandparents and even further back put in to bless your life with freedom and happiness.
I hope that we are all working for the same for our kids and grandkids.
Have a great weekend! Stay safe.
Remember — It’s Your Time…