There once was a man who found himself stuck after a huge storm knocked out the bridge ahead of him. It was also a 25 mile hike back to the town he came from. With no cell phone service to contact anyone in this small town, the man had to make a decision. Make the 25 mile journey, sit and wait for someone to find him, or try to find a way to cross the bridge which would leave him only 10 miles from the next town. The only issue is that if he waited for someone to find him, it would take a long time because the town was so small and he was in a wooded area. The quickest way for him to be rescued is if he made a decision to move: Make the 25 mile journey or cross the shallow but wide creek.
This story mirrors life in many ways. Success in life is all about movement, positive movement. Had the man stayed and waited, there were no guarantees about the outcome. He desired to be rescued, but wishing won’t make it happen. You have goals and hopes for your future. The positive movement you need pertains to your education, decisions, and effort. You have to do something in these areas of your life. Wishing won’t make it happen. It’s not enough. If wishing was all it took to make big things happen, then everyone would be successful with infinite amounts of money. Unfortunately, not everyone is willing to make a decision to create positive movement. It is so easy just to do the minimum. Doing the minimum is equivalent to sitting and waiting to be rescued like the man in the story. Do more than the minimum. Here are a few ways to create positive movement:
- Request and use feedback from your teachers
- Use a planner
- Create a study schedule
MB (c/o 98)
It can be done