Judy Williamson Writes about Tom too tall Cunningham
Judy Williamson, Director of the Napoleon Hill Foundation's World Learning Center at Purdue University Calumet in Indiana is one of my favorite people in the whole world. She is one of the nicest people you will ever meet. She is a gifted educator and author and I would do anything I possibly could to help her in any way. In the March 23, 2012 weekly Napoleon Hill Foundation ezine she wrote an article about me that had me smiling so wide I could eat a banana sideways. I am always touched when Judy writes and says nice things about me.
By remaining mentally alert and flexible a person creates a positive possibility for success to enter through life's side door. When least expected, opportunities show up and present new horizons in a person's life. Like a black swan these unexpected but welcome chance occurrences can alter the roadmap of a person's existence. Life gives us gifts that only can be opened when we are prepared and ready to receive them.
As I write this column, I am returning from the Third International Napoleon Hill Convention held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Our keynote speaker was Deepak Chopra and he did an outstanding job of lifting our consciousness to a higher level during his presentation. Founder and Chairman of Napoleon Hill Associates, Christina Chia, was the sole person responsible in organizing and promoting this event. As an agent for change and renewal, she is unsurpassed.
A group of us traveled together from Chicago via Hong Kong to Kuala Lumpur as speakers for the event. One individual, Tom "Too Tall" Cunningham accompanied us with his wife Kim. Travel is hard for Tom due to his disability, but he made the commitment and shared his life's story with the participants at the Convention. His speech ended with a standing ovation and he was honored. Tom substituted praise for pain and stayed the course during his talk. This trip was an endurance test for him because of the constant movement, travel, and much walking required. But opportunity entered through the side door and the investment paid off! Preparing to board his flight home, Tom checked his IPad one more time and guess what he received? An invitation . . .
By being ready to accept what the Universe had in mind, Tom received an offer for a speaking engagement in Malaysia for this September. His eyes lit up and a huge smile covered his face as he sought me out to share the opportunity that came over his email. In his workshop, Deepak Chopra reiterated that chance is when preparedness meets opportunity, and this is exactly what happened with Tom. He has been preparing himself for nearly three years by always saying "yes" as he completed his leader certification course with the Foundation, "yes" when he returned as a newly certified instructor to be a mentor, and "yes" when asked to use with his editorial skills in proofing materials free of charge. There were many more favors he granted to those seeking guidance or help, and sooner rather than later the Universe put him directly in the path of his dreams. He just had to continually show up and let the plan unfold!
By being ready to receive the Universe opens up an expressway to success. However, if your path to riches is being slowed by detours or construction, perhaps you need to embrace the unusual opportunities that appear in your life with a resounding "YES!" Don't hesitate, procrastinate, or rationalize as to why things will not work out. Just do it, and do it now! The reason behind the opportunity will become clear as the plan unfolds. Just ask Tom!
Be Your Very Best Always,
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