Can you remember the days of typing letters, proposals, and forms on a typewriter? Instead of making photocopies, you used carbon paper and onion skin. If you made a mistake, it was a very big deal because not only did the original have to be corrected so well that you could not detect the error, but also you had to correct each of the copies with the same level of skill. If you could spot the blunder, you had to begin all over. I must say people did learn to type quickly and accurately in order to prevent mistakes. But I digress.
Let’s jump forward to today’s technology when a mistake in a document is no big deal unless you don’t catch an error before you send it. Just delete or undo and only the computer (and possibly your local IT folks) know about it, and they don’t care. Today, if you want to make changes to the default settings, you have only to hit the reset button. You can change it up or reinvent the document with a push of the proverbial button.
That brings me to today’s question. What if you had a button that could reset you? Would you use it? If you could push this button and reinvent yourself into the person you were intended to be – not just one of the beautiful people – would you use it?
Unfortunately, the process is not as fast as today’s technology, but it works just the same. It requires courage and stamina to reinvent yourself because there’s risk involved. You may fall flat on your face, but if you’re not afraid to get up and start again, you’ve got what it takes to reach your potential. You may face disappointments along the way as well. Those you think will understand and support you can sometimes become your biggest critics. (Don’t hold it against them. They don’t understand what’s at stake.) The road isn’t easy, but few things that are worthwhile are.
So if you had such a button, a reset-me button, that would enable you to follow your dream to write, invent, paint, draw, become a missionary or world traveler, would you use it?