Hello. Thanks for watching. My name is Chris Lindsay Thanks for taking the time to watch this live video.
I want to talk to you this week about what I believe is my most important core value.
This value is something that you might not even consider to be one that you’d want to hold. In fact, it might be one that you might want to consider avoiding. Keep watching to find out what that is.
I was actually surprised myself when I discovered this was a value which actually was quite vital to me and my success and overcoming adversity.
I have dyslexia, which means I see words and letters differently. I could have seen these differences as limitations, but what, if they were actually an advantage?
Let me explain.
I had to work harder than normal to master reading and spelling. This created a potential for me to stretch myself and grow stronger and something that I actually grew to value over time.
What is it that you value? Is it stretching out in front of the TV, watching Netflix, or is it stretching yourself, finding your limitations and pushing past them?
I could have seen dyslexia as a limitation for me to accept, but I never saw it that way. I put strategies in place to help me overcome it. I also became obsessed with reading.
This value that I’m talking about is challenge.
Let me give you a little example about why I see challenge as so vital. There was a bio-dome (Biosphere 2) that was built in the Arizona desert in the late ‘80s. This was a perfectly controlled environment for growing plants, and for animals and humans to live in for extended periods of time for research.
What they discovered was that trees would grow to a certain height within this environment before toppling over. Scientists were quite baffled by this initially until they worked out that the one thing that this environment was missing was wind. The trees needed the wind to be bent and shaken. Allowed them to grow straight and strong.
Without the wind to challenge the trees, they weren’t able to grow to their full potential. Their root systems weren’t able to go deep enough because they weren’t living in a challenging environment.
I want you to think about your limitations that you might have, as an advantage.
As something that creates challenge within your environment to allow you to grow strong and create resilience in your life. The next time you’re thinking about the challenges or limitations that you’re trying to avoid or wish weren’t there, see them as an advantage. See them as something to be embraced to allow you to grow stronger, like with me overcoming my dyslexia. Challenge allows you to grow to your full potential, just like the trees who grew to their full potential when they were stretched and bent by the wind, rather than being in this perfectly safe easy environment without wind was a limiting factor for those trees.
I want you to ultimately think of challenge as something to be valued.
I see challenge as my number one core value.
Again, thanks for watching this week’s video. If you’ve got any questions or comments, please leave them below and I will endeavor to answer them. I will speak to you again next week.
Jim Rohn puts it best. “Success is nothing more than a few simple disciplines practiced daily.” Are you ready to take your life to the next level? To start moving in a new direction? I would love nothing more that to see you go from stuck to succeeding; from surviving to thriving.
“Success is nothing more than a few simple disciplines practiced daily.” ~ Jim Rohn
I have created a seven (7) day challenge, for you. It introduces one new discipline I practice everyday.
“Success is not to be pursued; it is to be attracted by the person you become.” ~ Jim Rohn
Seven days will not change your destination, but if you commit to getting up everyday determined to get from the day and not just through it, you can change the direction of your life in seven short days.
“You cannot change your destination overnight, but you can change your direction overnight.” ~ Jim Rohn