This is Day 3 of a challenging new series of posts. Each post will focus on a way to increase spirituality, focus or efficiency in dealing with life. Each post will provide a speech or essay to read, a 5 question quiz and a personal challenge statement or goal. The hope is that through self-directed learning and some coaching from me, you will grow in refreshing new ways.
It is important to know there is a purpose to this mortal life. A meaningful purpose to life means that no effort is wasted and no challenge is pointless. Everyone who has lived knows how challenging life is. Yet not everyone knows that their decisions matter. The steering wheel is not controlled by an unknown destiny. While there may be circumstances outside our control, each of us has a steering wheel that determines how we perceive what is happening. When we understand that there is purpose to life, it is easier to believe that what is happening is for a greater good. It is possible to explain how a challenging situation may lead to something good. Those with faith, explain life in this positive way and good things do come to them. In fact, good arrives whenever we look for it. It is everywhere. The speech I have for you today was given by a man who has this positive way of looking at life. His example will show you how to think this way.
1. Read the speech
2. Take the 5-question quiz
3. Personal Challenge Statement
Despite the turmoil of daily living, I will choose to have faith that everything in life can teach me how to be a better person.
4. Goal: Explain one of my most challenging life experiences in a positive way emphasizing the choices that I still can make to learn and grow.
5. Dig Deeper by reading another speech by the same person
"Yellow Canaries with Gray on Their Wings"
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