Bridges in the Lives of Others
my high school graduation I came across the poem The Bridge
story of an old man who was traveling along a highway and came to a
chasm. He crossed that
chasm vast and deep
and started building a bridge across to the other side.
fellow pilgrim asked why he was building
the bridge. The old man explained that crossing the chasm was
a problem for
him but to a youth it may well be. He
was building the bridge for him.
these many years I have never forgotten that poem.
a decade or so I stopped to reflect
upon what those words meant to me deep within and have rewritten the
that poem to make it my own.
I’m delivering a keynote address, conducting a workshop,
an article or
a book, or coaching a client, I am always mindful that unlike the
builder who built the bridge, I wanted to help other people build their
don’t have the answers, but I am able to ask the important
questions. I will challenge
you to look
deep within your
very being to build the bridges that will give you inner peace. I
will challenge you to chart a new
choices that are your choices and not the result of external forces, to
you transition to a new place to become who you are meant to be, and to
discover how to turn your dreams into reality—building
chasm vast and deep and wide and get to the other side.
a fascinating journey. Join me!