Sunday, November 27, 2011

The Lesson Revealed!

Reflecting back I find it interesting that the teachers I dreaded in school were the ones that had the most impact on my life. It's an unusual concept, but those who challenged us the most or provided the greatest amount of adversity caused us to grow. I guess it's human nature to always take the "easy way out" but then without a struggle, there is no victory! While the nice teachers provided a comfortable environment and were loved by all, life demands we step outside our comfort zone in order to achieve anything deemed exceptional. Some how those detentions don't seem as harsh now, and writing things on the blackboard over and over actually served a purpose.

Blackboard:an archaic device used in your parent's youth to convey a message through the written word...It would be considered today akin to physically writing out texting. Always accompanied by a piece of chalk and an erasure.

So the lesson here is don't judge the method, it has a purpose. While it may not reveal itself so years down the road, it has a specific intent. Don't shy away from anything that makes you step outside your comfort zone, that struggle is designed to help you grow as a person. There is no victory without first a struggle. We can learn something from everyone we meet. Some are positive lessons, some expose the negative, but each is designed to learn from. And make an effort to thank those who challenged you, they are a part of who you've become!

God Bless!
Capt. Bill

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