Big topics, right? I mean, if you’re growing and changing, you are truly living. Staying stuck in one place is not good for any of us. Over the next couple of weeks I am going to talk about growth and change because it is so important.
One of my all time favorite inspirational speakers is Jim Rohn. I had the privilege of meeting him in 1991 and again in 1994. One of Jim's famous quotes, “If you ignore your garden the weeds will take over.”
How often in life do we fail to recognize and confront the weeds in our life? It's possible we are afraid to confront the weeds because of fear. Maybe it's the fear of the unknown, fear of what others might think or even fear of rejection.
Jim would often ask the following three major questions:
- Who am I around?
- What effect are they having?
- Is that acceptable?
It is so easy to let the wrong people or influences enter into our lives. It's so subtle. Pretty soon we end up where we don't want to be. It is important that we evaluate our associations on a regular basis. What do they have us thinking, doing, believing and becoming and is that okay?