I have a friend who was once attacked. I know that the world can be a dangerous place and bad things can happen anywhere, but I am still amazed when it happens in Lincoln, Nebraska. She was angry, she was hurt—maybe not so much physically as mentally and emotionally. I was truly hurting for her. One result of this experience was that she purchased a gun. I hope that gun lessons followed. A gun without proper training is not really being prepared.
There will always be people in the world who hurt others, but there are also many great people! Remember the age-old phrase, “Prepare for the worst, hope for the best.” There are many opportunities every day—which ones will we take and which ones will we let pass us by? It is a daily choice.
Here’s another question: Do you let life happen or do you make life happen? Some say, “Whatever comes, I’ll deal with it.” I like what Jack Canfield once said, “Go for what you want, not what you think you can get.”
There are many different opportunities, and you don’t know which one Life will present on any given day. Some opportunities will be easy, some will be difficult; some will be not so exciting, and some will be significant. What matters most when opportunity comes is whether you will be prepared to deal with it, especially if it is significant. Think again about my friend. If attacked, will the mind flash back to the last time or to I’ve got a gun. If it is the gun, will the next thought be How do I release the safety?, will you just start shooting, or is there a certain level of comfort in handling a gun and being prepared to protect one’s self as necessary? It’s back to our choices, isn’t it?
At Leadership Harbor, it is our idea to offer the opportunity to dig into your options, choose the method of approach, and train in a safe environment: the Harbor. Training prepares us for the real world, whatever that real world opportunity is. And, of course, we want to make the most of the opportunity.
“A ship in the harbor is safe, but that is not what ships are built for.” —William Shedd
If there are opportunities in your life and you want a partner to help you explore and get prepared, let’s sit down and discuss how Leadership Harbor can help.
“If your ship doesn’t come in, SWIM out to meet it.” —Jonathon Winters
Have a magnificent day!