Challenging Yourself

by Ray Martinez – “Unbridled Inspiration”

Oscar-winning director James Cameron, known for breaking box office records, is now aiming for underwater dominance. The filmmaker, who’s known for his blockbuster hits such as “Titanic” and “Avatar,” is taking the dive of his life into the deepest waters in the world.

He’s hoping to reach Challenger Deep, the deepest known point in the world’s oceans,  later this month.  The site is part of the Mariana Trench near Guam in the western Pacific. The Mariana Trench is deeper than Mount Everest is tall.

Cameron would be only the third person to attempt to go over 32,000 feet into the deepest part of the ocean floor. What would possess anyone to attempt a mission such as this? Well, I personally believe in a what Proverbs 29:18 says, “Without a vision, people will perish.” Just as there was a vision to send man to the moon, there is always a need to explore how far we can go.

Apply this Principle Yourself

Just as in science, we can apply the same principle to our life and to our business. We have so much potential within us, but we never want to explore the deepest depth of our heart and soul to see how far we can actually challenge ourselves. We need something to motivate us and not be satisfied with the status quo.

In times of trial, we have to do what we have to do in order to survive. With the struggling economy, we have to make adjustments in the way we run our businesses in order to compete. We either make the temporary changes, or we simply go out of business and pursue another career.

It may boil down to just that, a career change. You may feel you have reached the peak of satisfaction in the line of work you are in, and decide you need a new challenge in life. I have a dear friend who after being an insurance agent for over 25 years, after the age of 50 decided to go back to school, graduated magna cum laude, and now is a school teacher.

If you feel you are in a rut, and you’re spinning your wheels and not getting anywhere, it is time to challenge yourself to go to where you have never gone before. Don’t be afraid, you’ll be amazed at what you will discover about yourself as well as your potential in life and in business. So get ready, and dive in and enjoy the view of life as you have never seen before.


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