Monday, March 03, 2014
Dare to dream big. Have the courage to list some of the necessary endings that may need to happen in your life so that you can become what you were created to be!
Time sure flies by, doesn't it? Here we are, three months into 2014! It seems like only a week ago we were ushering in 2013. For most of us, the last year has been filled with up's and down's. For some, its been more down than up. For yet others, you couldn't wait for 2013 to come to an end so you could have a fresh beginning.
I've been thinking as one year closes and a new one begins of how there must be an ending of something before there can be a new beginning. As the seasons of the year have an ending of one season and the beginning of a new season, so it is with our life experiences.
Infancy gives way to toddler hood. The carefree years of adolescence gives way to adulthood. How many of us, as adults have said, with a longing look, "Oh, to be a kid again!"
Getting to the next stage whether in our work life or personal life, requires a necessary ending in order to experience the new and fresh beginning. Growth itself demands that we move on. Without the ability to end things, we get stuck in the proverbial rut, never becoming what we were created to be. Sometimes a necessary ending may involve ending a habit, ending a friendship that has become toxic, leaving an abusive relationship, leaving friends and family to follow that long-held dream. Maybe there is a decision (personal or career) that you have been putting off because of the fear of ending what you currently have in order to launch out into the "unknown."
The beginning of a New Year is a time of taking stock of our lives. Assessing where we've been over the last year and where we would like to be this time next year. Let me encourage you to fan the flames of your imagination for this next year. Dare to dream big. Have the courage to list some of the necessary endings that may need to happen in your life so that you can become what you were created to be!
"In my effort to clarify my dream, I discovered that the more clearly I saw my dream, the more clearly I saw my purpose."
John Maxwell - "Put Your Dream to the Test"