Ever been on an ice rink? With ice skates? It can be challenging. Ever been on an ice rink, without ’em? They have. Don’t worry. They didn’t desecrate the rink, we made sure to get permission. Invited to a private party, these boys took advantage of a rare opportunity to do the unexpected. While there was a previously determined mode of operation, they struggled a bit.
But while many others went with the standard, they broke out of their comfort zones and considered the possibilities. What a way to break the ice! What transpired next could be only be categorized as relentless excitement; pint-size, but pleasant pandemonium – and an adventure to remember.
So often, we find ourselves in situations that may be foreign. Perhaps, your background is not the same as your peers or associates. There are certain elements that you recognize, but maybe you struggle a bit. Perhaps your challenge lies in the fact that you haven’t considered the possibilities beyond face value. Maybe there’s another way you could look at it, that would still give you the leverage to excel.
Am I saying break the rules? No. I’m saying, explore your options. Think differently. Pursue diligently. Strategize incessantly. Sometimes it’s not asking questions that matters. It’s the questions that you ask!
I enjoyed a wonderful conversation with a friend on yesterday whom I’ve known since elementary. He’s a passionate, prolific family man who has a wonderful career and a beautiful wife and children. While he’s done considerably well in his profession, he’s pursuing another lifelong passion that he placed on a back burner while life happened.
Unregretful of his decision to table it earlier, he’s now ready to pick it up and move forward. So he’s preparing! My favorite part? He’s conditioning himself mentally for his new pastime/future career in a manner parallel to how he prepared himself as a middle school, high school and college athlete. He’s molding his mindset.
He’s allocating designated time to dedicate to the development of his craft. He’s researching, studying and practicing for perfection…because he has an end goal in mind. I’m convinced he’s going to get there…because he’s not afraid to step out of his comfort zone and get on the rink with an approach that perhaps others – haven’t seen yet.
If you take a moment to consider success stories you’ve seen and heard, rarely do they achieve the unthinkable by majoring in the mundane. They think differently. They pursue diligently. They strategize incessantly. I’m positioning myself to do the same in order to catch my dream. Are you ready to catch yours, too? Break the ice…and Leap with Me. Adventures await… #imsmiling
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Caption: Brown Boys shattering the status quo. Mommy Brown to follow suit…