087: You Were Born For The Lake, Not The Pond [Podcast] – Todd Stocker.com


Most people live the ‘safe’ life. They never take risks and venture out and miss the beauty of the lake for the safety of the pond. Here are three steps to taking your life to the next level.


ON THIS EPISODE:

“You have to risk going too far to discover just how far you can really go.” -Jim Rohn

Spring in the midwest is a magical thing. Every moment is a new expression of life. Every beam of a morning sunrise reminds me of the ducks on the freeway that lives in born on the swamp in the treacherous journey to the lake – but it is a much better place.

Spring in the midwest is a magical thing. Every moment is a new expression of life. Every beam of a morning sunrise reminds me of the ducks on the freeway that lives in born on the swamp in the treacherous journey to the lake – but it is a much better place.

Most people live their life in a pond in an on-ramp of a freeway. 

It’s comfortable.  It’s predictable.  It’s safe.  But that isn’t what life is about.  You were born for the lake, not the pond.  

3 Keys To The Next Level Life:

  1. The next level life takes vision.  Vision is seeing something better.  It is a picture of a preferred and greater future for your life.  Right now, fill in this statement, “The part of my life I wish were better is ___________.”  Finances. Relationships.  Describe to yourself what you dream it could be.  That is vision.  For the goose, the mom has been there.  She knows it’s so much better on the lake and peaceful on the lake.  It is that vision that drives you to overcome obstacles and take risks.  
  2. The next level life takes risk.  Not uncalculated, ‘college’ risk.  But decisive action that drives you toward your vision.  It means stepping out of your comfort zone.  Doing something that hurts now for greater reward later.
  3. The next level life takes leadership (mamma goose).   The mamma goose has been to the lake.  She has taken the risks. She’s seen (vision) what it could be.  Going to the next level in your life takes a team or a coach.  Someone to help you keep on track.  I have many coaches in my life for different areas.  Some I know personally, others are coaches from afar.  But each one helps me keep on track and accomplish what I need and want to accomplish.

Ultimately, the next level life is so worth it. 

Here’s my challenge for you.  Go to toddstocker.com/087 and download the free Graph of Life.  When you find out which area of your life has the greatest gap, send me an email.  I’d love to pray about that for you and maybe I could help you work through that issue to take you from the pond to the lake.  


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