It is up to you to define the impact that you will have on the world.
Every day that you are alive you can create or recreate yourself. It is up to you to define the impact that you will have on the world. Today, there are so many avenues whereby one can educate and prepare themselves for life that did not exist twenty-five years ago. You can become knowledgeable on almost any subject by doing research through Google and by watching how-to-do videos on a smartphone or laptop. You can even attend classes online. So, anyone who really wants to learn can. When I was a student, I had to do research in a library for hours, used encyclopedias, and carried around Webster’s pocket dictionary when out and about.
Everyone lives better today no matter what their economic status is.
As precarious as the COVID-19 pandemic has been in 2020, this is still the very best time to be on this earth. We have the rules to stay safe and well, and what better time than now to reflect on our lives while hunkering down inside our homes. A vaccine for COVID-19 has been developed in a matter of months which would have been impossible to do a hundred years ago.
A hundred years ago most people did not have clean running water. Water had to be retrieved from a nearby river or pumped from an outside well and there were no bathrooms, people used outhouses or the nearest tree. Travel from San Francisco to New York City took weeks by train and even longer by sea. In our current fast-paced technology-driven jet age, I can have a breakfast meeting in San Francisco this morning and a dinner meeting in New York City tonight with an update to my team via Zoom or Google Meet. Everyone lives better today no matter what their economic status is. Yet a century ago with all the travel hardships, people fearlessly journeyed across the country or to another part of the world to create or recreate themselves so that they could live a better life. They had determination, could see their dreams clearer with every mile, inspired by the possibilities, they persevered.
If you believe it, you can be it.
This life is the only one that’s certain, create an excellent life here on earth because the pearly gates with streets paved in gold is not a given. Look at all situations in this life through a positive learning lens. You are going to have challenges, that’s the way of the world, but it is how you respond to these obstacles, that’s key. Make the best out of every moment, learn, grow, and relearn wisely from missteps. Pick yourself up every time you fall, shake yourself briskly, and live wiser and more aware as you move forward toward your goals. With knowledge, experience, and focus, you can create or recreate “you”, your career, your work, and your lifestyle many times over. Whatever you dream or desire to be—is within you to create! If you believe it, you can be it. Create you!
Be Bold and Bloom, the best you every day in every way no matter what the circumstances are, be your SuperSelf.
“There’s nothing more magical than seeing stars on a winter night. They inspire a feeling of childlike wonder, shining with the pure light of our dreams, hopes and blessings.” —David Yurman