Who has positively impacted you in your life and career? It may be very evident to some but may require some introspection for others.
One example which stands out for me occurred many years ago in my cousin’s basement in Victoria. He and some friends had a band and I was invited over to jam with a couple of them. I played piano, my cousin played sax and there was someone playing Hammond organ. In casual conversation I asked the fellow playing the organ what he wanted to be and I remember him saying “the best record producer”. That fellow was David Foster, nominated for 47 Grammy Awards and winner of 3 for “Best Producer of the Year”.
A lofty goal, and it wasn’t until years later that I realized what a great example that was of having goals and the willingness to work step-by-step towards those goals. Obviously he had the talent to pursue that goal but he never gave up in an industry where only a few make it to the top. I never saw David beyond that day and he will never know what a positive influence that brief encounter had on me.
We all have talents and objectives we want to pursue. Chances are, someone has provided the spark that encouraged you to seek the path that you have been travelling. In my lifetime I have been on several paths and all required me to set a goal and the process to get me to that place, celebrating the small achievements along the way.
In your lifetime who has encouraged you and been a living example for you? Where will it lead to next?