Last week my wife found two sand dollars. I found none. In fact, I have never found one.  Someday maybe I will, but only if I spend more time at the beach looking for them.

Sand dollars are not found in the mountains. Only by the sea. If finding one is on your to do list, you had better find yourself an ocean.

I’m surprised by how many people I hear proclaim some grand intention, only to come up short of their dream because they fail to put themselves in the right environment.

You will never land a book deal unless you write a manuscript. No promotion is coming if you settle for the status quo. You won’t learn a musical instrument without showing up for lessons. Mastering a language won’t happen without a passport and an immersion trip. You get the point.

If you want to improve some area of your life, you need to pay attention to your environment. It will never happen unless you decide to show up. However showing up is not enough. I was at the beach just like my wife, only she put in the time searching while I read a book. The results were predictable.

Spend some time today evaluating your environments and identifying the needed action steps and you might find that treasures await.

But only if you pay attention to your environment. 




What is an environment in your life that has been recently neglected?