Dwayne Ross provides Staff Development Training for Human Service & Workforce Development Agencies
If you were driving on a country road during the late fall and the trees were in transition to rest you would see the leaves falling. They are preparing for the next season or next level of existence.They have no choice to do anything but what they were created to do… you and I are different! We can do everything but what we were created to do including waste an entire life time!
“Most people Focus on what is and Never see what Can Be” Eisenstein
We get stuck in a rut, stuck in a career, stuck in negative relationships and so on. Many people will live a life of complacency, living below the created genius that they possess. I know because for a while I had lost my God given Confidence because I focused on what happened to me instead of how I made it through. I lost my job, my business went bankrupt, I closed my office and my kids were living in a house with the person I could not get a long with at all. They moved to a new state and I was fighting to keep up until I could not do it any more… I crashed.
Sound familiar? I was hurting from my self inflicted wounds and I allowed myself to live in the mess. I was in the woe it’s me, look what God allowed to happen to me… ooohhh look what you did! I was so focused on living in my failure I did not take inventory of what I had accomplished. My programs was having great results in the lives of my students but man my life was an absolute mess! I wasn’t hungry anymore. I gave in and started living by Sight! I taught a workshop (No More Crumbs) in California when one of the attendees asked me about my life. I had a book but was I reading my book? was I living what I was talking about? Where was my Fruit?
I failed to Feel it,(pain from mis-steps) Forgive (my self for mismanaging my moments) and Get On with It! (Feel the FEAR and Go After it anyway!) I had to dig in and make some major changes. So here’s step one: What have you been successful at? The Skill and Activities that you used to get there are still available to you. It’s time out for putting the Own-ess on others it’s time to own your future right now! No blame, shame or guilt… the water or milk is spilled… Wipe it up!
Take 100% responsibility of your now. Think about what you want, create a plan and then be about getting it. People will rise up to assist you, things will begin to get in your eye sight, your pathways will come across others who can use their influence and power on your behalf.
This training will work if you work it. You can not sit around waiting for a blessing to come your way… As far as I know we have one chance at making this the best life ever. Look at what you did that worked, and maximize it. Remember: It’s time to Restore Your Destiny. Faith is the substance of things Hoped for,and it can not be seen but it must be on the canvas of your Imagination. Think, think and think some more. What you think about, comes about. You were created to create! just like the creator… in the Image and Likeness of God the creator… if you Believe.
“It’s not what you Think you are that is holding you back… It’s what you think you are Not that is holding you back!” Dr. Michael Freeman
update: Oct 25 2011
I want you to make a choice… to decide Now is all you have, not tomorrow… not yesterday…. not next week! Now! the last 2-3 seconds is what counts. So many times we live as if we always have tomorrow. We don’t always get another tomorrow. Steve Jobs died and left his legacy but guess what… he was just warming up! Michael Jackson left an amazing legacy but guess what he was just taking off! Life is not a fairy tale and we all don’t live happily ever after… Leave it on the field! Coach would say.
I woke up and realized how many training workshops I had accomplished and how many cities I had been in… I actually have taught a workshop or seminar or key note in every county of California except two… 56 of all 58 counties have invited me to speak.
Am I a millionaire today? No! I lived in the moment. Some would say that’s too bad… what do you have to show for such an amazing feat? Only memories. I did it. I know people who have never seen the beach and only live 30 minutes away. I lived near the Mountains and I knew people who never saw the view from on top of the mountains. Life is either a daring adventure or a boring existence, mundane day to day struggle. What’s it for you? What do you want it to be? Picture it on the canvas of your mind. Change lanes… Then go make it happen! Don’t wait. Your life is waiting on you.