Everyday should be an opportunity to grow as individuals and our future success should continue to impact our family, friends and colleagues. How can this be accomplished? By having a positive attitude and outlook we deliver a message people will embrace and want to hear. My passion has always been embracing people and looking for the positive qualities they possess or are capable of obtaining. Sometimes a simple phrase or welcoming goes a long way. In its basic form, a word of encouragement can create relationships and bonds that last a lifetime. This can also change someone’s mind-set toward us or how they approach us. With uncertainties always around the corner, sometimes a great opportunity is disguised in a challenge, but we never see the opportunity because we’re focused on the challenge not the opportunity.
I’ve never been one to shy away from a challenge and too often when we are faced with change in our lives we aren’t willing to go forward. We spend so much time looking back and regretting decisions made or choices we never made, we fail to embrace new opportunities or search for something better: a new beginning, a new start. An opportunity we may have overlooked or took for granted because we thought it was unattainable. We didn’t believe we had the ability or the talent to perform the task at hand.
Although we often spend our time reflecting on the past, the uncertainties of the future should be our driving force. Our past successes and failures can form our outlook on life, but the adventure of growing and expanding our experiences through new opportunities, new friends or locations should drive us to succeed. The unknown should fuel our existence and inspire us to move forward! We don’t know what to expect in the future nor do we know what we are capable of achieving in the future.