“Within me burns a flame which has been passed from generations uncounted and its heat is a constant irritation to my spirit to become better than I am. I fan this flame of dissatisfaction and proclaim my uniqueness to the world.” – OG Mandino
I made a decision to start 2017 with a bang. Kicking off the back side of the course, I’ve set a course to observe the evidence around me of decisiveness – and happy to report that Decisions are everywhere. I see them in myself – in following through on my commitment to work out – in the daily decision to drive to my job and in the decision to expand my business. I see it in others – my fitness instructor who develops a workout that challenges us, the decision of my friend who reached out looking for guidance so that she could help her friend; and in my other friend who eagerly agreed to help someone she has never met before.
Every day, our lives touch dozens of other lives – maybe even hundreds when you consider how many people we pass on the road. And the hundreds of decisions that each of us make every day impact everyone with whom we come in contact.
We see people everyday who have courageously stepped beyond the ordinary to proclaim their uniqueness to the world. To boldly embrace the power that comes from the depth of their souls. We champion them. We cheer them. We admire them. All it takes is a daily belief in ourselves and the decisions that we make. In the history of all mankind, no one has ever made the exact same choices for the exact same reasons – because we are all completely unique in every way. I am completely blown away by OG’s statement above. I have known it in my heart for a very long time, but to see it staring back at me was profound. 2017 is my pivotal year. I am what I will to be.