I had to fill my gas tank the other day. I’m one of the few people who enjoys filling the tank, because I see a full tank as a source of endless possibilities.
When you have a full gas tank, your car can take you many miles. All you have to do is decide where you want to go. You have many choices.
If you have a gas tank approaching empty, you have many fewer choices. You have to start looking for a gas station, knowing that you have fewer and fewer choices left. You can’t afford to run out of gas. If you do, you’re stuck with a vehicle that won’t take you where you want to go.
It’s the same thing with your life.
You can create many possibilities with your life. The question is: How?
If you see yourself as only capable of one thing, you’re running on empty. You need to fill your gas tank.
If you see yourself as capable of multiple things, you have a full gas tank.
Did this happen the day after my hemorrhage? No. I had to learn how to change. I had to create new possibilties for myself.
I’ve been evolving my resilience. Some days, I’m not so resilient. I keep working at it. That’s what the growth mindset is all about.
If your gas tank isn’t full, consider what else you can do to fill it. Starting today.
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