It's both humbling and awe-inspiring to fully acknowledge the importance of our experience, things outside ourselves and our dependency on others. By awakening ourselves to a sense of wonder about the many things we may overlook in a day, we open our hearts to feel connection and appreciation for the many miracles of our existence.
I was just too curious. I had to get to know him. I needed to know why he did what he did. So I sent him an email to learn more about him. I was not a writer at the time. I have always sucked at it. I still do. But, I was curious to learn how a biology major becomes an active entrepreneur with a media business.
With almost eighty million results to sift through, it is possible to find advice or information on just about anything and everything. But, in reality, the biggest determining factor in achieving success cannot be found on a website, in a book or in advice personally shared from the best of mentors.
In the movie Pay It Forward, 12-year-old Trevor makes a bid to improve the situations of those around him. With limited resources, he devises a plan: to repay good deeds, but with a twist. Instead of a direct repayment, Trevor instead pays each good deed forward to three third party beneficiaries, along with an edict to each to pay that favor forward, thrice.
I was walking to a workshop on Coaching Success in downtown San Diego with one of my favorite teachers, Dr. Robert Holden, when I passed by a young man who was wearing tattered clothes and looked as if he had not seen a shower in days. I said good morning, as I do with most people I see, and kept walking.