Regardless of what you assume the answer might be, sometimes the best choice is to simply disregard inhibition and pose the question that you think you already know the answer to. This is exactly what Cfx, Inc.proprietor Chris Frank and his wife Megan did nearly a decade ago when securing their dream home. No strangers to acquisition, they also purchased their enchanting office space in the Tower Grove neighborhood of St. Louis, MO around the same time (http://cfx-inc.com/). How they came to own their home is a story that began with chance, progressed with goodwill, and ended with new friendships and tremendous acts of kindness.
It would be impressive to simply say those things applied to that story alone, but the simple truth is, they apply to Chris and Megan’s lives wholly, and similarly to the lives of all who choose to live by the same virtues. When it comes to life, progress is what gives it meaning. But progress is rarely achieved without effort, and in that sense, to do what is easy is to do nothing at all. One of my favorite sayings is, “Whether you think you can, or think you can’t…you’re right.” With that idea in mind, I implore you to ask the uncomfortable questions this year. Make the kind of progress that causes you to grit your teeth. After all, a simple question has ultimately landed me here at Cfx, Inc., writing you this blog entry where one wouldn’t have otherwise been offered, and similarly landed Chris and Megan in the home of their dreams despite the hurdles in front of them. We can all take something from this when viewing our own success from the outside in: happenstance, or circumstance?
Happy New Year, cheers to a year of success.
by: Wesley Hastings — Copywriter, Cfx
(Photos courtesy of Alise O’Brien for Sophisticated Living)
See more photos and the complete Sophisticated Living article that inspired this writing:
Inside the home of Cfx, Inc. proprietors Christopher Frank and Megan Frank