Inevitability & Pine Cones
An inspiring repost from Sherry Stirling of FitmaniforLife.com
I have in my desk drawer a few redwood tree cones. Did you know that even though the redwood is the tallest and most majestic of trees the cone is small, about the size of a thimble? I keep these cones because they remind me of human potential. Like the cone we start small but have within us the power to be majestic. What separates us from the redwood cone is that the cone is dependent on the conditions being just right where they fall in order to become a mighty redwood. People, regardless of where they fall, can choose what they become. Most redwood cones crumble in the ground without reaching their grand potential. It’s inevitable. But why do so many people settle for so little when they can choose?
“Everything can be taken from a man but one thing: the last of the human freedoms—to choose one’s attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one’s own way.” Viktor Frankl
We must stop waiting for the perfect circumstances to arrive, the big raise, Mr/Mrs Perfect, that upcoming cruise, or some arbitrary deadline. Good things come to those that work their butts off.
"We are all on the road to somewhere and the destination is inevitable. The trick is to know that the road we are on is taking us to the place we want to go. The crop we reap is dependent on the seeds we sow today. It is the daily practices that build the exceptional life."
What daily practices of yours fit into your grand plan? Which ones don't?
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