Adapt, Develop Range, Succeed In Life
Where have you been? What can you handle? Ask yourself those questions.
What is considered extreme for you? Are you up for challenges? Do you know how to grow? Develop? Progress? What is your range of experiences when it comes to various aspects in life? These are all questions to think about during this pandemic. Because anything can happen. And it’s good to be prepared.
I guess you could say the idea is to be super flexible and adaptable to where you can handle anything that comes your way, which may be asking for a lot. And that can be very difficult to achieve if you haven’t been stretching over the years, conditioning. But if you have been putting in time to learn, to grow, to know, how far have you gone?
How broke have you been? What does it mean to be broke to you? Is being broke to you having $10,000 in savings? Or is being broke having $0.71 in your checking account? Or is being broke having 3 credit cards where you owe a cumulative of $8,032? What is your range? What would be extreme for you? If your combined money has never been as low as $0.00 then maybe getting to $0.00 might be extreme for you. So let’s say you get there, survive, and then grow your bankroll to $20,000, an amount you haven’t achieved in the past. Your range would be having as low as $0.00 and as much as $20,000. So if you ever lost all your money and went back to $0.00 you’d likely be fine because you can grow out of it, as you’ve proven you can. And it might not even scare you to go back to $0.00. What might scare you is going into $10,000 of debt. That might be your new extreme and you may not know what to do if you got there simply because you haven’t been there. That’s range.
How wealthy have you been? Have you had your savings account hit $100,000? Or has it been no higher than $1,000? Where do you know you can get it to? What is normal for you? What’s your range?
Have you ever been homeless? Do you know what it’s like to have no things? Or have you always had a home, things? If this pandemic took everything from you, what would you do? How would you react? How attached are you to everything you own? How much can you let go? How much have you let go? Can you handle having nothing but the clothes you have on right now? What does being homeless mean to you?
Is being homeless you living on the street? Or is being homeless living in a hotel temporarily? Both are forms of not having a home. What’s your comfort level when it comes to living conditions? Have you lived in a room with your whole family? Or have you always had your own room? Are you familiar with what it’s like to live in an apartment, a house, a mansion, a farm? What’s your range?
How adaptable are you? What are you ready for? What are you not ready for? Are you ready for anything and everything that may come? Have you developed range in every aspect of life?
Actually, what if you don’t have to go through certain things to develop range, what would you say? Can that even be a thing? What do you think?
While nothing replaces real experiences there is something that is mighty powerful and if pronounced range is developed in this one area many difficult times can be managed and overcome. What am I referring to, right? Think about it.
Have you thought about it? How are your thoughts? I bring them up because that’s what I’m referring to, developing range in thinking, in thoughts, in ideas, in imagination. Equip yourself with a mind that can be calm, cool, collected. Clear in any situation. Patient. Practice thinking, viewing scenarios from a variety of angles. Learn how to really imagine. Use imagination to grow and be prepared. Imagination isn’t just for kids, it’s for everyone. And it can be used to see anything and everything. See different futures. See different outcomes. See different solutions. See yourself triumph through anything. Imagine being in places you’ve never been before, bad and good. Imagine what it would be like. Use imagination to your advantage. Foster it. For it can help you tremendously right now and forever.