Are you active or passive?
As a Physical Therapist we assessments we do in our office with our patients which is called active Range of Motion exercises. This means that they are independently lifting up parts of their body, then we have passive range of motion where I lift up parts of their body. I found that this applies to life as well, active or passive.
We all have obstacles. People come in to my office daily that have physical injuries. Often times when people are hurt they think this means they can’t do anything. They can’t work out; they are unable to move. Not being able to move a part of their body means they can’t do anything. This means I might as well not take care of my body because one part of my body is not working. I am going to shut it down everywhere else, this is called being passive. There are those who are active. They realize a part of their body doesn’t work, but the other parts do. I am going to work my upper body. I am going to eat right so I don’t gain weight. I am going to do whatever I can to assist with my recovery. This is called active. You may not have an injury, but this does apply to all parts of life. Recently at my church we received a new Pastor. He had been ousted from his previous job. It was a tough time for him, but his turn around was when he realized there were certain things he could do to get himself ready. He began to exercise, read more, prepare himself for when the opportunity was to come. Finally, it did come.
Here is my question to you. You may have hit a setback. You may not have the set up you want. Are you actively preparing yourself for that opportunity? Are you reading books? Are you listening to motivational speakers? Working out to make yourself more confident and resilient? Are you working on a better version of you? What are you doing? Are you doing anything?
Do you want to know how I hire most of the people in my office? They don’t often arrive with an amazing resume and I said you are hired! People are hired in my company by the way they present themselves. Some say I ‘d like to come in and volunteer under you. Let me see how your place works. Perhaps I can contribute to you and to your place. That is 80% of the people hire. They come in with the idea that they will do whatever it takes. I don’t have a job right now, so at least let me come in and learn from you and see where it takes us. Those are the people I want to be around. Those are the hustlers, the movers, the shakers. That is who you want to be. Keep that in mind.