When you read a book, do expect every chapter to be the same?
I assume the answer is a definite no. So why would would you expect and allow your life follow that path?
Life is about change. It's a journey. Everyday is (and should be) a new chapter. And every single chapter should have some aspect of growth; a so called "ladder" to climb..... Now, before I start making sense on where I am going, I think it is important that I give you an example:
My name is Christopher Kosinski. I own a small production company, I am a full time graduate student (an employee of my wonderful university), and have more funds invested in equipment for my business, than money in my own bank account ( a.k.a. I'm a poor graduate student, ha! ). But I have one thing in my career path that a lot of people don't have that keeps me fighting day after day, and that is room for growth and opportunity to climb my "ladder" (depending on how hard I work in this competitive industry). Now before you make assumptions on what I just said, know that not everyone has the opportunity to climb their "ladder" in their occupation, and honestly, that is absolutely just as good as having that opportunity... But EVERYONE, and I mean EVERYONE needs a "ladder" to climb in their life, something to improve on. Something to write a new chapter in your life each and everyday. And there are SO MANY opportunities for this; whether that is becoming:
- a better Husband/Wife.
- a better Father/Mother.
- a more spiritual person.
- an amazing coach that makes a difference in the lives of our youth.
- a carpenter for Habitat for Humanity.
- a writer or poet.
- an accomplished distance runner or bicyclist in local and national events.
- a gardener who continues to grow upon his or her personal garden at home.
- a talented watercolorist.
- a volunteer that makes a difference in the community.
- etc. The list goes on and on with the things that you can do with your life outside of your job.
Everyday can't be the same. And it all personally comes down to each and every individual. But it's not easy. You have to look for that door of opportunity to find something to fight for each day.
Now I am not Dr. Phil, but I promise you that if you don't have this in your life, and you find it, your life will be enriched beyond belief. My parents worked at a particular company for about 28 years that they HATED going to. Growing up I saw the look on their face everyday when they came home from work. It was a look that I promised myself that I will never have. Thankfully they had "ladder(s)" outside of that work life that kept them balanced. And sooner or later they started a business that they could exercise their creativity and improve daily on their products. This is something that I know they found happiness and peace in. They are a true inspiration to me and the real reason why I am writing this blog.
Now me? I thankfully have things to fight for other than a career in a darn near impossible industry.... I want to be a better son, a better boyfriend, a better person, a better friend, and even a better man of faith. I live for that fight to climb the "ladder" in my life.
Now I come to my conclusion:
Everyone has endless opportunities to find that something to improve on and change for the better in their lives. If you don't, you should try and find it. Personally, I think that if more people had this in their lives, we would be looking at a better America than we are today. Opinions aside, this is about YOU and the unbelievable potential that you posses. As a human, you are capable of amazing things that can make an impact upon the people around you. You are INCREDIBLE, so find your INCREDIBLE.
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