ONCE UPON A TIME…

Don’t you just love the way children’s stories start out with “Once upon a time?” It captures the attention of the child as they know they are about to embark on an adventure full of unknown excitement. Each word is received with anticipation of what is around the corner of the next turned page. These children’s stories are etched in our memories as growing up we listened to them over and over; they never got old.

Just like the children’s books we all adored, there is also a few Once upon a times for us adults; however for most the ending is still unwritten.

 

  • Once upon a time there was a girl who dreamed of being a veterinarian…
  • Once upon a time there was a man who wanted to be a missionary….
  • Once upon a time there was a couple who of dreamed of having their own business together…

A way to make it more personal is to say, “Once upon a time I ________________”.

  •    Once upon a time I believed I was attractive…
  •    Once upon a time I could trust…
  •    Once upon a time I wanted to find love that lasted…
  •    Once upon a time I cared…

What is your unfinished story? We all have them, yet when we are faced with our unfinished stories we reply with something similar to, “Life happened.”

Perhaps it was a story that began when you were a child or a dream that excited you in college. Maybe you went after your dream and  someone let you down or something  got in the way. You want to know something? The only thing that keeps us from experiencing our best is our self!

Dreams are not supposed to be easy to achieve; they are challenges. Ups and downs are part of going after what our hearts long for. The test of how bad we want something is how willing we are to stick to going after it.

There is no better time than now to open your story book back up. Get a pen and start writing on the unfinished pages. You are the author of the rest of your life.

Write your story—share your story—live your story.

Coach Robert

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