How Are You Using Your “26″?
Guest Blogger: Shawn Anderson
“The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog.”
This short, little sentence actually contains every one of the 26 letters of the alphabet. Go ahead…look! The “q”…the “x”…the “z”…yep!
All the tough letters are there!
And if you think that is pretty cool, consider this: every single book you have ever read
(written in English) has also been limited to using those same 26 characters of the alphabet. From “Hamlet” by Shakespeare to Harry Potter by J.K. Rowling…from the headline news of today’s LA Times to this blog by me…all have used those same mighty symbols to communicate messages vastly different.
And that’s something to really think about.
How we choose to use those simple 26 letters…in the written or the verbal
form…can make a dramatic difference in what happens to us in life. They affect our jobs, our relationships, and how we feel about ourselves. Those simple letters of the alphabet can open doors. They can shut doors. They can make people laugh. They can make people cry. They can win hearts. And they can break hearts.
How we use those 26 letters affects the quality of our lives in every possible way.
So let me ask you…
What does the way you use your gift of the “26″ say about you?
What does your use of the “26″ communicate to the world?
Want to positively change your life? Want to take the next career step? Want to make more money? Want a better relationship? Want less arguing and more harmony? Want less stress and more smiles?
Each depends on the words…and letters…that we speak and write.
So…how are you using your “26″?
Maybe it’s time to master those letters all over again.
Shawn Anderson, Our newest guest blogger here at StopStressingNow.Com is a writer and national speaker on the topic of “possibility thinking and creating opportunity.” Referred to by media outlets across the country as the “Extra Mile Man,” Shawn has a life mission of empowering 1,000,000 people to lead a more positive and purposeful existence. Shawn’s first three books have sold 65,000 copies.
In 2009, Shawn finished the Extra Mile America Tour…a solo 4,000 mile bike ride from San Francisco to Boston. On the 90 day trip, he visited 21 cities and interviewed 200+ people who had overcome significant challenges in order to do something great. Endorsed by leaders across the country, Shawn established “November 1″ as “Extra Mile Day” in 22 cities and states across the country.
Through all of this, he also gave away $10,000 (10 x $1,000) to the individuals whose stories he found most inspiring to the human spirit. Shawn will also be a regular featured guest blogger.