I met a man today. He grew up in the hood and has been in and out of prison all his life. He has had drug problems since he was a young teen.
He had been trying to find his way but failure after failure plagued him.
But one day something changed. He realized that things COULD change. You don’t have to know how you can change, you just need to believe it is possible.
He discovered a power within himself that he didn’t know he had. It happened when he decided that he wanted change. It happened when he committed to a new life. He started a new direction and eventually he found his meaning and purpose in life.
In prison he learned a trade. It was more of a hobby of making things. Others loved his work. That gave him the idea to start a business. That is when he found his purpose and his power.
He is now clean from drugs, out of prison, and following his passions of making jewelry and sharing his gospel of change.
He told me that his chaplain gave him my book Dream Big Act Big. He read it while on the toilet, chapter by chapter. I wish he didn’t tell me where he read my book. LOL. When he finished the book, he read it again and followed the formula for success.
He decided he would call me. He was surprised that I answered the phone. We spoke for 45 minutes as he told me his life story and his rise out of the depths of his hell.
While he was speaking he recited parts of my book to me.
He was evangelizing me using my words.
He said it was an honor to talk with me, but the reality is that it’s my honor to speak to him because many people want change and talk of change, but most never change much at all.
Many want to get off drugs, but most never do. Many want to follow their passion but few take any action to make it a reality. Many want to live a better life, but most don’t commit to it.
This man is the master of his faith.
I recently received a message asking how I can do the things I do without fear. The reality is that fear is often there. The difference is taking action in the face of the doubts in your mind.
You can choose to stay where you are.
Or you can choose a new direction.
Like all new things. It will be uncomfortable at first. Others will tell you that it cannot be done. But the reality is that anything is possible when you commit to a new life.
To an amazing change in your life,
Life Transformation and Peak Performance Expert, author, professional speaker, and global traveler. Croix is the Author of Dream Big Act Big, Dream Big Life Planner, Morning Manifestation, and the host of the Zen Warrior Podcast. He travels full time living the speaker and laptop lifestyle living part time in Costa Rica and wherever he feels like experiencing.