Are You on a Merry-Go-Round or Roller Coaster?

Today’s environment is chaotic, challenging, and unpredictable. 1.1 million people claimed bankruptcy last year. The ranks of U.S. millionaires swelled to 7.8 million last year. It was a roller-coaster year! Is that good or bad? The answer is yes!

It has been said for years that it doesn’t matter what happens to you in life—it’s how you react to it that makes the difference!

In these uncertain times, many people choose to play it safe, climb on the Merry-Go-Round of Life and risk nothing as they travel in slow, methodical circles waiting to see what’s going to happen … if anything. Others choose to buckle themselves in for a roller coaster ride of ups and downs, calculated risks, and unknown turns in their quest to survive and thrive in an ever-growing chaotic world. The choice is yours.

Obviously, there are strong pros and cons to each choice. There are many factors to consider and only you can decide which “ride” will deliver you safely to your chosen destination. Maybe a consultation with a seasoned veteran might be of assistance in making your decision.

Just such a seasoned veteran appeared in the 1989 movie Parenthood directed by Ron Howard. In this short clip, husband and wife Steve Martin and Mary Steenburgen learn a very valuable life lesson from his grandmother as she describes the choice she made years before. Take a look and remember, the choice is yours!

About Harry K. Jones

Harry K. Jones is a motivational speaker and consultant for AchieveMax®, Inc., a company of professional speakers who provide custom-designed seminars, keynote presentations, and consulting services. Harry's top requested topics include change management, customer service, creativity, employee retention, goal setting, leadership, stress management, teamwork, and time management. For more information on Harry's presentations, please call 800-886-2629 or fill out our contact form.

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