One of the most important things you can do is surround yourself with great people that make you better. For Aaron, it was the men and women who are very accomplished that he surrounded himself with that made him a better person through example. What would happen if we got together regularly to solve problems and come up with more ideas?
Hugh Stewart was just one of those people that gave Aaron a chance to get out of his comfort zone as he struggled with new skill sets. He learned that it’s more important to be certain than to be right. Sometimes we just need to take that first step, even if the conditions don’t appear to be ideal.
Aaron likened that to the story of Sam Barlow conquering the Oregon Trail in the 1840s. When facing the metaphorical mountains in life, sometimes it’s not about going around it, but over it. What is on the other side is worth every struggle before reaching the peak. Don’t be afraid to take steps towards your goals.
Keep looking up, and I’ll keep looking out! –Aaron Young
Welcome to The Lookout Society Podcast, where Aaron shares a story from his life, then connects it with a business principle to pass on so it can help somebody else going down his or her path as a contributing member to society. As an added bonus he shares wonderful gems of Oregonian knowledge from his home state and weaves the passion he has for the community he lives in as an invitation for others to visit the Pacific Northwest.
LESSON FOR THE DAY
Set a goal, visualize it and articulate it. Start moving towards it. It’s more important to be certain than to be right.
LINKS MENTIONED ON THE SHOW
- Think and Go Rich by Napoleon Hill
- Hugh Stewart, The Confident Solutions Coach
- 2014 Powerful Tech CEO and founders
- WebMD corporation history
- Brian Tracy
- “No matter how far…” Turkish proverb
- Sam Barlow in 1840s traveling on Oregon Trail
- Oregon National Historic Trail
- Oregon Trail in Oregon
- Oregon Cascade Mountains
- Mount Hood
- Oregon City
- Williamette Valley
OTHER INTERESTING LINKS & REFERENCES
In Les Brown’s “It’s possible” speech, there are so many tools in learning how to achieve one’s goals, which is almost never easy but ALWAYS worth it.
I found a bunch of other Brian Tracy quotes that are completely applicable for Aaron’s statement to keep moving forward.
ABOUT THE SHOW NOTES
Each of The Lookout Society show notes are written by Natalie C. Martin LEARN A LITTLE ABOUT NATALIE:
A life-long learner and unashamed history nerd, Natalie is a certified teacher in secondary education history and English turned stay at home mom. She is the mother of four energetic children all two years apart from 8 to 2 and recently celebrated her 11th wedding anniversary with the only boyfriend she ever had. After the kiddies are put to bed, she writes show notes as she continues to ignite her passion for writing and editing, fact checking and learning to make the world wide web a more educated place. When we learn that more gets accomplished when we replace “can’t” with “can” so many possibilities are opened to us. In the words of Rosie the Riveter, “We can do it!”