Life Takes Courage

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Life is not easy, even in the best of times. It takes courage to get out there and do something. There will always be people who care for you, and there will always be people who just do not care about anything. Please just remember it’s your life, no one can tell you what is right and wrong because they are not you. And no one can tell you what you need to do or not do to succeed. Because 90% of the time, others are only seeing part of your picture.

What you need to do is sit down and take the time to understand yourself.  Where do you want to go? And even more important, at the end of your life, where do you want to end up? What is it that drives you? And what are the things about which you most care?

It’s hard for you to make sensible decisions until you have sat down and tried to understand yourself. Understanding yourself is not always easy. Many people spend a lifetime never figuring themselves out. If you take the time, though, you may find some great insights within the depths that you may have to travel. And then, with those insights, you will know yourself and be better able to understand what you need to do and what directions you need to go in.

You should set some time aside to find out more about yourself. Understand and write down your insights, your vision, and what you perceive to be your mission in life. If you are not sure about what you are interested in, then try to take an assessment or two. Or, try a long walk or two. The answers are there, and as you spend the time, those answers will make themselves known.  Do not give up.  You are worthy of doing this.

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