Ride Your Power Wave


Surfers ride waves made by the oceans around the world.  To harness the energy of a wave depends not on the water, instead, on the surfer.  It is not easy to move from a prone to standing position on a curved board.  Add to the problem that the board is swaying, and stability is a problem for the surfer.   It is a very daunting action to master.

The surfers can ride the wave by believing they can. Good surfers must practice often and have absolute faith in themselves and their abilities.  It is the skill learned in practice that allows surfers to grow the confidence needed to succeed.  Surfers succeed because they ‘will’ themselves to do so and then practice being better.

The same goes for those pursuing their dreams in other venues of life. First, you need desire.  You need to know what it is you want to do.  And then you need to learn everything you can about the subject.  The more you know on a particular topic, the better you will become in the field. You also have to practice whatever it is as often as you can.

We do not live and work in a vacuum, cut off from others.  Therefore, you must find and exchange knowledge with others who are pursuing the same goals you are.  The first-hand experience you both gain through these meetings helps to spur both of you, and anyone else there, to targets of greater magnitude.

The more you practice, exchange information and ideas, and learn through working to your goals, the more prolific you will become.  You will find yourself riding your wave.  The wave will not be one of water; rather, it will be a power wave created by your work and belief in yourself and those around you.

Thank you for being with me today.  I hope to be with you again soon.

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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