buy cheap viagraheight=”261″ />If I could reach out of this blog and hug you I would.
Consider this my virtual hug.
Let me attempt to explain why I am so grateful to you…
I have learned my highest values in life are significance and achievement.
Without you I could not express and realize those values each day.
I come by these values by nurture (or lack there of). Many of you might not know my early childhood story as I have only recently started to talk about it publically.
My parents divorced when I was only 18 months old. My mother didn’t want me so she gave me up to my father. In fact, I was told that when she first found out she was pregnant with me she got angry. After I was born she was generally disinterested and thankfully just handed me over to my dad.
My dad was only 24 years old at the time and a university football coach. He only knew how to parent like he coached—no whining, crying or excuses; lots of yelling, screaming and cursing. The best analogy is the experience was like being raised by Sergeant Gunnery of Full Metal Jacket. The way you got love and attention from my father was to do good, be good and achieve.
I am eternally grateful for this childhood as it instilled in me the desire to experience and express these two values:
Significance—wanting to feel significant by doing something important, meaningful, positive and contributing in the world that helps others feel empowered, important, capable and significant.
Achievement—my constant and never-ending drive for measurable improvement and achievement—for me and for those I serve: my readers, audience members, mentees and my virtually connected community.
Notice how YOU are in each of those two driving values. Without you, life, my purpose and the realization of my deep-seated passion is not possible.
on this occasion of Thanks Giving and everyday I get out of bed to search the world over to find the best ideas, insights and achievement strategies that will help you become more successful, happy and healthy—I thank you for that opportunity. And the best reward I get from you is to hear how your life has been improved because of it. You help me feel significant. THANK YOU.
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