Hope you’re all doing well.
I on the other hand have been so darn caught up in the daily hustle and bustle we call life, it suddenly dawned on me I haven’t posted anything here for quite some time.
That being said, I’d like to share a story I heard from a very wise and learned man, who later went on to become one of my mentors. His name is Dean and he told me the story about the the Dad, the Boy and the Bear:
As they strolled along the designated path at the zoo, the Dad and his son were fascinated by the numerous selection of animals and attractions they had to offer.
when they got to the Bear Pit, they looked down and saw one of the bears groaning in what appeared to some sort of discomfort. The Dad looked behind him and noticed one of the handlers cleaning out an empty cage. ” Excuse me sir” the Dad said to the caretaker, “I think your Bear is sick. He’s doing an awful lot of moaning”. Wiping his brow with a handkerchief, the caretaker set his bucket down and said ” No he’s not sick. He’s just sitting on a tack again.” The Dad frowned and said, “Sitting on a tack. Well why doesn’t he move” the Dad asked. “Well you see, he’s a real Lazy Bear” the caretaker chuckled. “It doesn’t hurt him enough to make him move. Just enough to whine about it”
How many of US are guilty of that?. Everybody wants to live and live the best life possible, but few of us are willing to do what takes to achieve that. It is much easier to look for an excuse to remain “Stuck in the Rut” than it is to find a way to pick yourself up, dust yourself off and try to go a little farther and if you look hard enough, you’ll find plenty of excuses. On the OTHER side of the coin, if you look hard enough for ways to conquer your obstacles, you’ll find plenty of them too! the biggest wall can be smashed with the smallest hammer with just enough persistence. Don’t wish for less problems, wish for more skill. Don’t wish for less challenge, wish for more wisdom. You can’t grow without a challenge. You can’t fly without gravity and above all, ask for Gods help.
As I close, I would like to say a special thank you to a dear friend of mine, Loreta Sidelnyk for introducing me to her amazing friend and mentor Ron E Hatton without whose help I would still be sitting on the Tack. Thank you Both for your inspiration and your words of encouragement, and for your ability to see more in me than I could in myself, as I move forward on my JOURNEY TO SUCCESS!.
“If you think you can or you think you can’t, you’re RIGHT!”
– Henry Ford.