In fact, we already have all of the ingredients necessary to make the lives of which we dream. The secret is in the mixing, baking, and serving.
We begin with a Can.
“Can of what?!” you may ask.
There is one four-letter word uglier than all others: Can’t. It paralyzes, taints, marginalizes, and prevents richness of life. By eliminating the “apostrophe t”, we Can. In fact, by choosing to see that T as a positive; we can transform it into a powerful catalyst: Think.
We Can Think.
All we do begins with a thought.
Maybe that’s why we are instructed to, “Guard your heart above all else, for it determines the course of your life.”
It, literally, is impossible to guard an absence, a void, a lack, or a negative. Mother Nature hates a vacuum. We either plant good seeds to produce crops of value, or weeds will grow. Once seeds of good character are planted, we have something to nurture and guard.
From the core of who we are, what we want, how we give, why we care, and where we direct our efforts, flows the essence of Can.
This is my Can: I can offer a disciplined commitment to Enlighten, Empower, and Encourage entrepreneurs to: consider options, set goals, and continuously innovate.
The contents of your Can will be different.
Why is my Can important to success and happiness?
Because, regardless of any attack on my heart, I can respond positively to the threat by choosing to apply the Three-E Formula: “Enlighten, Empower and Encourage.” By giving that, I receive the same back. My heart is safe.
We always have options. Even if physical resources are limited, we still have the emotional, mental, and spiritual sources of inspiration, to choose our response to any situation. A choice to say, “I can!” will enable us to continue forward progress.
We arrive at a destination by choosing one. To move from here to there, we need a There: a destination, a target, a goal. Some goals are tangible; others are intangible. They are unique to the individual. Pick one.
We grow by pushing at the edge of the artificial boundary of who we were, yesterday. Right here, right now, it’s great to be alive. The greatest gift is a chosen, purposeful effort, often done in the face of fear, to nurture our own growth and the growth of others.
As we are “mixing” in the blender of life, remember to remain enlightened; we always have options. As we are “baking” in the oven of trials-by-fire, remember to stay empowered; we can focus on the end result. As we are “serving” in the delivery of goodness to the world, remember to be encouraged; growth is possible by giving our efforts to make the best of any situation.
It all begins with a Can.
I think I can!