“Today you are you, that is truer than true. There is no one alive who is you’er than you.
You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose.
You’re on your own and you know what you know and YOU are the one who’ll decide where you go…
Think left and think right, think low and think high. Oh, the thinks you can think up if only you try!
You will come to a place where the streets are not marked. Some windows are lighted but mostly they’re dark… A place you could sprain both your elbow and chin! Do you dare to stay out? Do you dare to go in? How much can you lose? How much can you win?
Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It’s not!
And will you succeed?
Yes indeed, yes indeed! Ninety-eight and three-quarters percent guaranteed because others are:
Waiting for the fish to bite, or waiting for wind to fly a kite, or waiting around for Friday night, or waiting perhaps for their Uncle Jake or a pot to boil or a better break or a string of pearls or a pair of pants or a wig with curls or another chance… everyone is just waiting.
But, you’re off to Great Places! Today is your day! Your mountain is waiting, So… get on your way!”
This compilation from many different writings of Dr. Seuss, is how I close a presentation titled: The Power of Now.
The Power of Now presentation is a disturbing presentation that will make you feel uncomfortable about what you haven’t done, but inspire you to take action everyday to reach your goals.
As Krish Dhanam author of Hard Headed & Soft Hearted would tell you, there are two frames you can look through, either the aim frame or the blame frame. You can choose the frame through which you look, but you cannot look through both frames at the same time!
When you realize that “you have brains in your head, and feet in your shoes and YOU can steer yourself in any direction YOU choose”; when you take responsibility for your choices and choose to look through the aim frame instead of the blame frame, that is when you are ninety-eight and three quarters percent guaranteed to succeed because in that moment, you have taken responsibility for your future and stopped waiting on other things and other people to make your life happen for you.
Many, if not most, people are willing to trade what they want most for what they want now, and Zig Ziglar said that is the biggest cause of unhappiness.
The Power of Now is the potential you have to take action now and bring power into your present. When you take actions to achieve what you want most instead of letting whatever you want now, run your day and ultimately your life, you will unlock happiness that will give you motivation and energy to continue on.
Just like I remind people in audiences all across our country… if you act now to start reaching your goals then…“You’re off to Great Places! Today is YOUR day! Your mountain is waiting, So… get on your way!”
Written By: Benjamin T. McFie
Ben McFie is co-owner of Life Benefits LLC a financial solutions company in Henderson, Nevada that helps individuals, families, professionals and businesses maximize their wealth. Ben is also a professional speaker who speaks on personal development and The Perpetual Wealth Code™