Larry Hehn was not expected to live past the age of five. On April 23, 1973, he was rushed to The Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto, Canada with blocked kidneys. He needed surgery to save his life, but doctors warned his parents that it would likely kill him. He underwent one emergency surgery on April 24, then another on April 26. After staying in hospital for more than three weeks, he was finally released.
Larry recalls lying on an operating table, terrified, weak and vulnerable. At some point he unconsciously vowed never to feel that way again. To the casual observer, and to Larry himself, he had put that experience behind him. Yet for the next 30 years his dominant desire for 'safety', 'control' and 'comfort' kept him from opening up, taking risks and becoming the person he was created to be.
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The Power of Focus
Still, he knew that there must be more to life than simply taking up space for several decades. God gifts each of us with a unique greatness. Failing to discover, develop and apply that greatness exposes a void in our lives that only God and his purpose can fill.
During his journey of personal growth and transformation, Larry realized that part of his purpose is helping others discover, develop and share their own personal gifts. While Larry's life is more a series of clumsy learning experiences than a polished 'how-to' manual, he shares his life lessons and accumulated wisdom with humor, humility and a passion to see others succeed.
As Larry says, "I openly admit that I have not mastered the principles...but have committed to learn, apply and share them every day for the rest of my life...I will never give in to complacency. I want to look back on my life with the knowledge that I gave my best effort every time, win or lose, and never stopped growing."
"I want to 'run in such a way as to get the prize'. How about you?"