[Classic post from 9-26-14]
Jim Rohn was a mentor for me that I was introduced to via cassette tape in December of 1980. I will never forget the first tape I heard him on. He was so inspiring to me at that time in my life. Later I would learn more about him and buy a number of his tape sets and listen over and over. He would tell it like it is because he had been there, yet he did so as a skilled wordsmith.
In a short piece called, Doing the Remarkable, he said that regardless of how negative things can be in your life from time to time, or whether you’re walking through a desert of economic chaos, regardless of what is going on, we have the unique ability to change. He explains briefly how and why people can change:
“You can do the most remarkable things, no matter what happens. People can do incredible things, unbelievable things, despite the most impossible or disastrous circumstances.”
He continues with my favorite part: “Here is why humans can do remarkable things: because they are remarkable.”
Jim goes on to say, “Humans can turn nothing into something, pennies into fortune, and disaster into success. And the reason they can do such remarkable things is because they are remarkable. Try reaching down inside yourself, you’ll come up with some more of those remarkable human gifts. They’re there, waiting to be discovered and employed. With those gifts, you can change anything for yourself that you wish to change.”
We were not created as puppets in life being manipulated by circumstance and the folly of others. We were created as creators. We have the remarkable ability to create our own reality–even in the face of a current reality that has not gone according to our desires. We begin that glorious journey by first realizing and accepting that challenge. We are creators. We do create. That also means accepting the responsibility of being a creator.
We Are Remarkable Because We Are Creators, And With That Gift, We Can Change Anything We Desire.
Spread Some Joy Today–Next time you look in the mirror, look with renewed eyes. See the remarkable creator that you are. That is joy.