Hurricane Harvey – Positive Thoughts – Part 3
As I mentioned previously, my heart goes out to everyone in the Southeast Texas / Louisiana area who is currently dealing with the ongoing effects of Hurricane Harvey. As I mentined, I grew up in that area and lived there for the first 42 years of my life. I have many friends there and I’ve been through hurricanes before.
Houston and many cities around it are devastated. These cities have been kicked in the teeth and they have been kicked hard.
It’s going to take them years to recover, BUT THEY WILL RECOVER.
Until #7 states:
Until we begin envisioning the biggest, boldest and brightest possible future for ourselves, we will never achieve our maximum potential and evolve as a species.
Biggest – large as in size or amount
Boldest – beyond the usual limits of conventional thought or action; imaginative
Brightest – vivid or brilliant
Possible – that may or can be, exist, happen or be done
The City of Houston and the surrounding areas are going to dig out and they are going to recover.
Should they seek to just recover, or should they seek to become something greater than what they were prior to Hurricane Harvey?
Personally, I think they should seek to become something greater than what they were?
In my opinion, Houston should use this tragedy as an excuse to solve many of the problems that have saddled it in the past?
- Houston doesn’t have much of a mass transit system. Perhaps it’s time to build one?
- Houston has massive amounts of previously uncontrolled growth? Perhaps it’s time to place some reasonable limits of said growth and to make sure appropriate infrastructure is put in place to support said growth BEFORE said growth occurs. While a massive Category 4 Hurricane sitting on top of the area for days might not have been predictable, massive flooding in Houston was certainly predictable. The reality is that unless appropriate measures are taken, this can happen again. IT WILL HAPPEN AGAIN (it’s not a question of if, it’s a question of when).
- Houston’s economy in the past has largely been based on oil and energy production. Perhaps it’s time for Houston to embrace technology and become a modern technological hub that’s on par with world class cities such as Singapore, Tokyo, Seoul and Silicon Valley?
- Houston (and Texans for that matter) are proud of their past. There’s nothing wrong with that, but could it be time to embrace the future?
In short, Houston needs visionaries. It needs to find those visionaries and it needs to encourage them to speak out. And, once they speak out, Houston needs to listen to them.
Law #3, the Law of Personal Response-ability states:
Visionaries see the future, finished in advance. Visionaries see that which others do not see. Visionaries see that which is possible, BEFORE it becomes obvious. Consequently, one must look inside themselves and form a vision of their best possible future. No one else will do it for you.
It’s time for Houston (and the surrounding areas) to take a cold, hard look at themselves.
It’s time for them to figure out everything they’ve done right in the past and to keep doing it.
It’s time for them to figure out everything they’ve done wrong in the past and to stop doing it.
Some people might think that sounds a little simplistic. It is.
But life really is simple. It’s people who have a tendency to make it complicated.
Benefit #7 states:
By incorporating Law #7, the Law of Vision into our lives, we will be creating a society that is based upon our own visions, passions and interests, as opposed to one based upon the visions, passions and interests of others.
In the past, much of Houston has been built upon the visions, passions and interests of others. It’s time for the people of Houston to decide what THEY want and to go out and make it happen.
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