First of all apologies for not posting messages as much as I would like to. The book hit and I have literally been traveling non-stop all over the country promoting it. I have been fortunate to meet so many amazing people along the way. In fact just a few days ago in Del Mar California I met an incredible man named Darrell Scott. Darrell just happened to pick my book up at an airport book store and he called me so we could meet. I am so glad that I did.. He is the father of Rachel Scott the first student murdered at
Darrell Scott took his daughters message and is causing a chain reaction of goodness around the world with it. He has spoke in front of Millions of kids and is changing peopleâ€™s lives for the better every day. I could not even begin to imagine what it would feel like to lose a child â€“ so I wonâ€™t pretend that I do. But I can firmly say that this is a man who found a way to focus on the goodness of his daughters life, how to celebrate what he had with her not just what he had lost and to focus on a positive solution not just on tragedy.
Folks these are the same core attributes I talk about in Totally Fulfilled but I didnâ€™t invent them. Successful people, people who live their life on their own level, the ones that leave behind a better life for the next generation have these same traits. When an obstacle stands in their way they focus on the solution not the problem at hand. When a failure happens they use it as a lesson of what not to do which is just as valuable as what to do.
If you have an obstacle in your life that is holding you back do yourself a favor and re-define it as either an excuse or a challenge. If it is an excuse that throw it out and if it is a challenge than acknowledge it and jump all over it because everyone loves a challenge. Either way instead of focusing on the obstacle everyday try to change the focus on a beneficial solution that has an outcome better than just staying where you are at.
I have watched this type of solution oriented thinking change peopleâ€™s lives in an instant and I have watched people waste away in an unhappy life because they decided to spend their energy focusing on the problem. Itâ€™s your life and you have the opportunity to do what anyone else has done. Find someone doing what you want in life and model what they do. Itâ€™s your life and itâ€™s time to live it the fullest.
P.S. Thanks Darrell Scott for inspiring me on a whole new level â€“ your daughter must be as proud of you are you are of her