Variety

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I love the summer months. Crisp mornings, warm afternoons, and then everything cools off for the evening again. It is a change from the winds of autumn and the snow in the winter. Changes more than just enjoying the season, change and variety are essential to our growth.

If we don’t try other things, how do we know if we like them or not? At the same time, if we only do what we’ve always done, doesn’t that put us in a rut? And think of the exciting ways we can grow as we learn new things. Places, people, sites, and activities, there are new adventures around every corner.

I am not saying that everybody should go out bungee jumping or go over a waterfall in a barrel or things that you are inherently scared of or afraid to do. I am just saying to try something. Maybe something small, and just take small steps first. Until you can figure out if it’s worth exploring further.

Imagine if Christopher Columbus had not sailed in 1492 because he just didn’t know what was out there. What would’ve happened if the Wright brothers did not try something that had never been done before? Where would we be if Ford, who had gone bankrupt three times, failed to build the car on the assembly line?

Are there risks? Maybe. Is there work involved? There is exertion any time you move anything from a standstill into motion in a desired direction. Some people call it work, and some people call it passion.

Again, start with something you think you might like, and try it. If you like it, do a little more. If you do not like it, you’re not that deep into it, and you can stop any time you want. That’s because you’re the person in charge.

I think you’ll be astounded at the amazing possibilities. You could meet new people. You could find new friends. You could discover skills you never thought you had. You could see a passion you never knew existed. And for some, you may even find happiness.

Think about small steps, because small steps can lead in a new direction. A new direction can show change. And sometimes change shows wonder.

Please enjoy your day, and hopefully, we will get together again tomorrow.

Author: Mike Balof

A retired Air Force Master Sergeant, Mike used to lay in bed at night and worry about what would happen if his plant closed or found himself without a job. One day his plant closed. Rather than panic and hysteria (OK, maybe a little) Mike found himself carried away on the adventure of his life. Mike started with the best job he ever had working at Home Depot. He spent 8 years working with job seekers at a local workforce center, helping them to find employment. He then started his own company developing courses, writing books and urging others to follow their own paths into the future. Mike holds a Master of Arts in Adult Education and Training and a Bachelor of Business Management, earned through the University of Phoenix and an AAS degree in Electronics Systems Technology from the Community College of the Air Force. Mike is a member of the Delta Mu Delta Business Honor Society.

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