I love this question. It’s a one sentence plot synopsis of the movie Forrest Gump. It makes me think of a very long list of possibilities. It makes me stop thinking of all the reasons why not to do something. It lays bare the essence of human existence: infinite potential to be made manifest through the synergy of thoughts, feelings and actions. It comforts and challenges me simultaneously. It reminds me how fortunate I am to live in the U.S. (in Orlando), where opportunities for greatness abound. It makes me feel a little ashamed-for the gobs of time I’ve wasted in paralysis of thought. Well, anyway, here’s my list (the short version)…
- Lose weight/Get in shape
- Travel through Europe and the U.S.
- Have a gallery show of my artwork
- Volunteer regularly
- Write a book, no, write several books
- Fall deeply in love
As I read this list, I’m realizing that I can do ALL these things. As Ray Bradbury once said, “You’ve got to jump off cliffs all the time and build your wings on the way down.” Bradbury also said, “You can’t try to do things; you simply must do them.” But if it were that easy, we’d all be in a tie for first place in the category of most accomplished human being. The real question is: what if it is that easy? What if unlocking your potential is as easy as: 1) deciding that you cannot fail, and 2) doing what your heart desires? Perhaps all we need is someone to partner with while we plan our world domination. Here at Life Skills Resource Group, we have trained Counselors and Life Coaches to help you:
Plan your future, Manage your time, Prioritize your responsibilities, Reform your relationships, Grow your inner strength, Eliminate your negative thought patterns, and Restructure your intentions to MAXIMIZE your life satisfaction. So, go ahead and make your life as big as you can possibly imagine…
“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, ‘Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous?’ Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It’s not just in some of us; it’s in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.” ? Marianne Williamson, A Return to Love: Reflections on the Principles of a Course in Miracles
In the movie The Shawshank Redemption, Andy Dufresne said, “Either get busy living, or get busy dying.” If you’d like to get busy living, give us a call at Life Skills Resource Group in Orlando at 407-355-7378. We can’t wait to help.
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