Life ChangingSubmitted by Rod Williams
Over the last week, I’ve had a few conversations about life changing events. The funny thing about life changing events is that they are different for every person. Sometimes they are the big WOW moments, maybe just getting out of debt, an epiphany, could be winning the lottery, a death, or just meeting a stranger. In my opinion, there is opportunity in each minute for a life changing event.
Ethan, one of my Starbucks guys, asked me when I walked in the door last week: “Rod, give me one of the life lessons you’ve learned.” I gave him my lesson on what I’ve learned about time: “Time is the most valuable thing we have as it cannot be replaced. Enjoy your life. It’s the only one you have.” He smiled and said thank you.
Patrick has a term called life changing money. The amount is different from person to person depending on your circumstances. For some, having enough money to pay off your bills could be life changing. If you’re homeless, maybe having enough to get you off the street for a few weeks is life changing. We’ve all played the “if I won the lottery, I would buy or do insert subject.” You read about people that win the lottery and in a lot of cases, most end up broke, right back where they started or even bankrupt. The money did indeed change their life.
“Thank you for every event and person in my life.” I write that very sentence in my gratitude journal each day. I choose to think that every person and event in my life is life changing in some way. Sometimes it is very clear and obvious and other times maybe not so much, but I do know believing each event and person can be life changing really gives me a great feeling of anticipation for each day when I wake up. I choose to expect some life changing event(s) will happen each day.
Something or someone will come into your life today that will change it in some way. It could be these words that just make you think a little different than you did yesterday. It could be some big business deal. It could be a chance meeting with a stranger. There is opportunity in each minute for a life changing event.