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Friday, 17 February 2017 13:06

Dare to Dream - Use it or Lose it!

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I heard an interesting remark on the radio this morning on the way to work. The man was speaking to a group of people and he asked them if they remember the complex math equations that they learned when they were in school. Many answered no, he told them that’s because they didn’t use that information once they left school. What we don’t use, we lose. I heard another story about a man who was an amazing basketball star in his high school years and was selected for the NBA, after his NBA years he didn’t focus on basketball much. He was asked to play in a basketball tournament for charity and re readily agreed to do it, what he didn’t realize was how much muscle, agility and skill he had lost over the years of not using that talent. Even the bible talks about using our gifts or that that will be lost, again the use it or lose it scenario.  A friend of mine sang in a traveling group for many years, but after some life circumstances changed the way she felt about singing, she stopped. A few years later she decided to start singing again, only to find out that natural, good-given talent was no long as easy, natural or good as it used to be. Now it’s work and a challenge to get back to where she once was. Can we re-learn, most likely yes, but wouldn’t it be better to keep the “not so day to day” stuff a part of our day to day life? Along with that, another great thing to do in our lives is to never stop dreaming and setting goals. The man I was listening to on the way to work stated that a lot of people stop learning and growing at a certain age and that stunts them in their older years. He suggested everyone should continue to learn new things, take classes, watch “how to” videos and set new goals and achieve new dreams. Better still, work toward an old dream that you put on an imaginary shelf. Pick that dream up from that shelf today! Grab that dream and go!

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Wess McCullough

I am an ISA certified arborist, ISA Board member and a member of the finance and certification committees, with 25 years experience in the tree care industry.

I have the privilege to own and operate the finest tree care firm in central Ohio. I enjoy helping commercial and municipal clients accomplish their goals and objectives.

I have a beautiful wife and 4 children who are the light of my life. I am a proud Veteran, serving 9 years with the United States Marine Corps. I am a graduate of The Ohio State University and enjoy watching OSU football. I am an active member of the North Terrace Church of Christ.

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