What Are Your Possibilities?

dereksm-300x225Today is Monday. I am writing this sitting in the airport in Charlotte, NC, waiting for my flight to take me home after a fantastic weekend with Martin Rooney and the tremendous coaches and people from the TFW Familia I am honored to call my friends.

As I sat here reading a book (“Making Classroom Assessment Work”, thank-you Steve Rothenberg) a sound in front of me caught my attention. It was the sound of a young mother playing with her baby, who is maybe 8 or 9 months old. I could not help but smile as I watched them play, smile and laugh with each other.

Mom kisses on her baby,and the baby smiles, laughs and claps. It struck me hard. I was looking at unlimited possibilities. Who would this baby become? What did life have in store for her? I can only imagine the hopes and dreams that her parents have for her.

And then I looked at some of the people sitting beside this happy pair. There were a few startling contrasts to the first scene. These people looked beaten down by life. They were waiting to be carried to some destination unknown to me. Some of them looked like it was the last place on earth they wanted to go.

Now I don’t know those people, what there life has been like. Are they happy? Do they like their work? Are they following their dreams, or have they given up on them? Do they realize that as long has they have breath their are still endless possibilities that await?

Do you still see all the possibilities in front of you?

You have a gift. You have the gift of a new day. You have the gift of making today better than yesterday.

It’s seldom easy. People around you are going to resist you. They are going to tell you it can’t be done.

“You are going to the gym again? What is that you are eating, broccoli? You’re going to bed already?”

Don’t Listen. Don’t give it one second thought. Do what you know you need to do.

Make the choice today to be better than yesterday. Eat a little healthier. Exercise a little harder. Sleep a little longer.

And then do it again tomorrow. And the day after that.

Start your own “Success Snowball”.

Every time a new day turns, and you make another good choice, the snowball gets a little bigger and a little bigger. Pretty soon it’s so big and rolling so fast that you can’t be stopped, no matter how hard people try to bring you down.

That possibility exists for you.

Do you believe that?

I think we would all be better off if we started every day watching that mom and her baby play together.

Of understanding all that we can still accomplish, no matter how old we are, how much talent we think we have, or our position in life.

But it’s not going to happen by wishing it will.

You need to turn possibility into productivity.

You have to make that first good choice, take that first positive step, and – you hear it from me all the time – you gotta take action.

Don’t Wait.

Don’t Waste Your Possibility.

Make It Happen!

Coach Dean

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