Words of Wisdom

Words of Wisdom

“With the new day comes new strength and new thoughts.” Eleanor Roosevelt

Hooray!!! The sun is finally showing its face. Spring 2019 has arrived. 

It’s an interesting observation that as it gets warmer, we humans get more active, more energized. We start our day earlier; go to bed later; accomplish more during the day; have a brighter and more positive outlook and generally feel happier. 

Just look at all the gyms. Mine is suddenly bursting at the seams as folks get back in to get in the zone to get “bikini ready” for summer. 

Over the weekend I was going through my Facebook feed and read this interesting post, which jogged my memory about a story from my friend Tony Robbins.

“A shark in a fish tank will grow 8 inches, but in the ocean, it will grow 8 feet or more. The shark will never outgrow its environment. The same is true for you. Many times, we are around small thinking people, so we don’t grow.” 

Change your environment, change your results.

I remember attending my first Tony Robbins event about 15 years ago. He told us a story I never forgot as it had a profound effect on me. In the early days of his business, Tony was really struggling to meet all his obligations. His business was growing, but so too were all his responsibilities and expenses. It was a struggle to pay all his bills. Finally, one day he saw the house of his dreams down in San Diego. This was the ONE. It was everything he had always dreamed of, but he would have to grow his business 10X to make it work. He committed, refocused and went to work to create massive change in order to reach the next level. By expanding his mind and setting a Big Audacious Goal, he made it happen.

I always remember that story and it has helped me achieve BAGS. It gave me the courage to make the leap when I bought my house last year. Trust me it was scary, but if I stayed  in the same tank, I would still be the same small shark swimming around. 

Just like the shark, look around your life and pick one or two areas that you could improve on and grow. In all likelihood it’s probably long overdue, you just need that push to jump. I know it’s scary, but growth always comes with fear. Use that fear and turn it into excitement. Yes, you can get that new body, feel healthier, buy that new car or house. Start a new business or move to another state. 

“You are always only one decision away from a totally different life.”Anonymous

So, as it gets hotter, joy is in the air. Take that energy and go grow 8 feet. 

Happy summer!

— Ralph