One of my favorite things to do growing up was Roller Skating. Every weekend was spent at the skating rink. I got pretty good at it over time and eventually I wanted to learn some advanced moves. To learn these advanced moves, I caught up with one of the guys in the rink who was really good. I started skating behind him on the floor until he eventually noticed I was mimicking his moves. Once he noticed me, he said I see what you doing but let me give you some advice. He told me to lift my head up and stop looking down. If you look down you will go down.
I didnt think so at the time, but what a powerful statement. This statement is true not only in skating but also in our thinking. If you think low you will go low. If you think higher you will go higher . We become what we think about, so it’s necessary that we raise our thoughts. We will always go in the direction we are facing, so we have to be decisive about where we want to be, and the results we want to create. Many times we float through life with no real sense of direction and end up accepting anything because we don’t know what we want. Some of us say we know what we want, but aren’t willing to put in the work to get it. It’s easy to talk about what we want, but it takes discipline and consistency to execute on those dreams. It’s time to stop seeing what you can do and start doing what you can see. Whatever your goals and dreams are, you have to see them complete.
I didn’t attend college the traditional way. I graduated from college at age 30. There were many reasons I didn’t take the traditional route, but I took my route and made it perfect. When I met with my advisor I was given a study plan. This plan outlined every class I needed to take to graduate. It listed how many credits each class was worth and when classes were available. This study plan was a road map from where I was to where I wanted to be. Now since the plan was outlined, the only thing separating me from the degree was the work. Since I’ve never had a problem putting in work, as far as I was concerned, the minute I had a plan I had a degree. I don’t want to over simplify this but it is quite simple. Plan your work and work your plan. The degree was ahead of me so I had to think up. I had zero credits and I needed 120 to graduate. I didn’t think about how much it was going to take or how long it was going to take. I couldn’t afford to keep my head down, I had to raise my thoughts because I wanted to go up. So the point I’m making here is, thoughts become things. See yourself living your best, being your best and achieving your best. Remember you are responsible for everything you have or don’t have in your life. So Aim High Everyday and never stop searching for higher ground. Lastly, remember if you look down you will go down, so keep your head up.