Remembering Who Our Allies Are
By: Parrish L. Stahl
One of the greatest moments in life is discovering where your passion lies. Some of us are lucky and find out when we are extremely young. Such is the case when someone knows they want to work with animals for instance.
There are always questions to ask ourselves. Like, will this be a hobby, a
career or both? What steps will it take to set up and eventually reach goals?
Sometimes life happens and we end up working outside our passions until
we are much older. This might be someone who has always had an artistic talent but waits until they are long retired to fully explore that side of themselves. Life is a timeline with many stops and starts along the way. Whatever part of the timeline you are on, one thing is certain; you will need friends and allies. Part of the beauty of being human is that journeys differ
and vary, but most of us want desperately to help each other.
Does it really matter at what stage we truly learn to love and understand how powerful our personal passions are? Do not we sometimes put up our own barriers? Far too often we hear healthy people with many decades of active
life in front of them say, If I were younger, stronger, smarter, thinner and the list goes on….. Do you ever wonder why we spend so much of our lives trying
to talk ourselves out of things? Fear is a normal thing, but man, it is a lousy motivator.
One advantage of being a little older is that it is much easier to understand what and who you need to reach goals. Almost everyone has access to
endless information. Experience teaches us that allies can be a filter for
sifting out what you really need. Why are public entities like libraries, non-profits & museums busier than ever? Could it be among the many reasons
that people are eager to explore their options in life?
If you are exploring and looking for reasons why you can reach for a goal, remember to get some help. There are people that are charged with and
make a career out of helping other people reach for goals.
So often we hear I do not have any help. That is not necessarily so. Everyone has help out there. Sometimes people need assistance learning how to seek help out. When people learn to come together and within the imperfect systems we have to work with; they do extraordinary things. Chances are
you have numerous allies in this world that you have never imagined are in
your corner. Negative energy breeds negativity. Positive energy on the
other hand is infectious and spreads through your life like a cleansing wildfire.
If you are planning the next stage of your life, it makes sense to make goal number one to have a positive attitude. Next list who your allies are; you
may be pleasantly surprised.