“The most important question you can ever ask is if the world is a friendly place.” –Albert Einstein
That seemingly simple question posed by Einstein determines everything.
When the unexpected layoff happens, when our life is irreversibly shifted by the actions of another, or when unforeseen tragedy occurs, it’s real easy to answer “No!”
Yet, this is the only real choice time we have…because when things are just clicking along, we’re generally not even present to the question. Life is just life.
“Choice time”, therefore, is the wake up call to really and consciously choose.
What’s it gonna be? Neither choice is ultimately “true”, yet our active choosing makes it our truth…which nobody can take away from us, no matter what.
There is an old story about three baseball umpires in the locker room, discussing their respective skill at calling strikes and balls over the plate.
The younger, less experienced umpire says “I call them the way I see them.”
The slightly more experienced umpire says “I call them the way they are.”
The eldest, more veteran umpire says “They ain’t nothin’ until I call them.”
How are you going to call it?
I’m making The Back Forty Re-NEW-ALL Program below FREE for those who have been affected by any recent storm or personal tragedy. It’s all about taking a pro-active stance, in the face of devastation, to point ourselves toward our next and best life to come. Please forward this to those it can support, and have them simply reply email me with their situation.
Got calling it?
“The sun will rise and set regardless. What we choose to do with the light while it’s here is up to us.” –Alexandra Elle
DARRELL W. GURNEY, Executive/ Career Coach and 20-year recruiting veteran, supports people at all levels to make fulfilling and profitable career transitions. His first book, Headhunters Revealed! Career Secrets for Choosing and Using Professional Recruiters, was winner of the Clarion Award for Best Book by the Association for Women in Communications and was reviewed in Publishers Weekly. His newest book, Never Apply for a Job Again: Break the Rules, Cut the Line, Beat the Rest, has been endorsed by bestselling thought leaders such as Harvey Mackay, Keith Ferrazzi, and Dr. Ivan Misner. A personal and business brand strategist, Darrell’s Stealth Method of networking has helped folks expand their reach within both careers and new client circles. He speaks, leads workshops, and is a media expert on subjects such as recruiting, networking, and finding one’s passion. He was recently named Networking Expert for BeyondB-School.com and offers webinars and programs that get MBA students and working professionals out, connected, and landed.
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