Good Wednesday morning, ladies and gentlemen!
Let me begin by thanking you for being an audience, and an outlet for me to toss my thoughts too. If you’d asked me when I got out of college, what I’d be doing right now, I would have said teaching. I would not have said playing lacrosse still. And I definitely would not have said sending my thoughts out daily to 200+ email addresses. But this is the position that I now find myself in, and everything in my life has brought me to this point. It’s humbling to know that there are people that find value in what I have to say. It’s humbling to hear that people are printing what I have to say and posting it In their offices or their rooms. That people are sharing it with their friends and family. But you have to understand the process, and I’ll give you the 2 cent version.
90% of what I send out are messages that are reminders to myself. 98% of the messages are messages that I have not planned before sitting down in front of the computer in the morning. They are not all home runs, but the ones that are, I can feel it with every key stroke, and they are confirmed by the responses I get. So, what’s the point? Steve Harvey, at the end of his last standup, said to the audience, “Your career is what you’re paid for. You’re calling is what you’re made for. God has positioned me just this way. To be just like I am. To say what I say, how I say it….you can be an imperfect soldier, and still be in the army fighting for God Almighty. Don’t think you got to be perfect, cause I ain’t.”
We may not be “perfect,” but we are always in the perfect spot. There’s is a reason that we are each built the way that we are. There’s a reason that we each have the voice (literally and figuratively) that we do. Never underestimate your position, or your value in this world. Whatever you have to offer; whatever your talents, your blessings, or what the world tells you it needs from you – share it. Share it unapologetically. And share it boldly.
Make it a GREAT day!