By Adam Coles
Many people in life are searching everyday for the right opportunities to take advantage of. Many opportunities come and past our way. However, when they come, the question is, “Do we know how to identify them when they are present before us?”
In my case, I have done so by deciding to go to London! The thought of London drew so much excitement and expectation on what I could learn to expand my future and career development. Having been from London for several weeks now, I have been able to imagine how to increase the value that I bring to my surrounding spaces that I am involved in now. This has enabled me to write and plan what it is that I consider doing. Just a small increase in the way that my trip to London has influenced my thinking has enabled me to see how I can make an impact rather than simply living.
The learning lab emerged me around inspiring people that have taken their goal implementation to another level that is tangible. Often times I stop while pursuing a goal because of lack of inspiration and forerunners to be an example to me. However, the Learning Lab did much more than just put me around great people, it allowed me to ask questions and explore for myself. It felt more ‘hands-on’ than anything! I am a fan of ‘hands-on learning’ rather than hearing stories of people that I would never meet, though very inspirational. The Learning Lab allowed me to meet these individuals in person who have made a difference in some degree within their community.
Since returning from the Learning Lab, with the help of my fiancée, I have made a mind map on things that I plan on implementing within the program that I already have an influence. It has been mentally challenging to see how all things would come together, but, that’s the point. I am willing to see, not only what my project will be, but who I will become in the process. This has postured me to believe in God and have faith in action to see what it is that I really dream to increase the after-school program that I direct at my local church.