So many quotes connect with my life, this is just one of many. I know that I've missed out on opportunities since I wasn't prepared. It's one of the many things I try and get my students to learn from my examples. Coach John Wooden was one who didn't wait for opportunities to come his way. He not only prepared for them before they came, he made his own opportunities for himself and his teams. What a great lesson for all of us, especially in today's worrisome times.
I saw another story that had a part that really stood out to me, it actually gave me a quick little poke on my nose to wake me up and remind me -again, of things I should be doing. This was from John Tapene, from Northland College on some comments he heard from a judge who deals with teens. Part of this said ".... start behaving like a responsible person. You are important and you are needed. It's too late to sit around and wait for somebody to do something someday. Someday is now and somebody is you." This really connected with me. I made a comment on this entire message (which I will put below this entry) on Facebook that this message is not just for teens. It's for each and every one of us. Today is the day to prepare and yes, that somebody is indeed me to get ready for the opportunities that are out there.
Any thoughts on this or the picture below? Always interested in what you have to say as I know I can learn so much from you.