One can choose to go back toward safety or forward toward growth. Growth must be chosen again and again; fear must be overcome again and again.
The world is changing – We are changing – And as it should be.
We have experienced a range of emotional charges and physical limitations in this past year; individually and collectively. We have seen the dark underbelly of humanity and have been witness to the birth of hope and possibility.
We have been asked to slow down, take a breath, and look inward. Do we really want things to stay as they were?
Do we resist all that is happening? Or is it a chance to surrender to this moment as it is and find a window of awareness? And maybe is it an opportunity to ‘dare’ ourselves to move in another direction.
I read an article by Brian Kelly that talked about how our greatness exists outside of our comfort zone. It is about moving from your COMFORT ZONE to your GROWTH ZONE. How can we navigate from one to the other? It is moving from what’s comfortable to the uncomfortable. It is having the insight, courage, and motivation to see that there is something greater on the other side of easy.
If this is where our greatness lives, we must find a way there.
The time has come, and it is NOW – The time for us to reimagine and reinvent ourselves and our communities. It is a time for reflection and introspection and reawaken our sense of curiosity.
Let’s ask ourselves 5 questions
- What are your hopes for the coming year? For you, your family, the community or the world?
- What is it that feeds your soul and brings you joy?
- What do you want to do that you have not done before?
- How do you want to show up in the world? And what will you do differently?
- What do you want to create? What do you want to do that brings you alive – really alive?
A mentor once shared with me one of the simplest life lessons ever. She said it’s as simple as identifying “It and Not It”. We are looking for the ‘it’ factor. It is a feeling we have in a scenario, experience or task. It is that feeling of pure joy from the inside out. It is that feeling where you come alive in your own breathing – it is a knowing at a soul level. It feels good and you know it is the truth of your being. That is the ‘it’ factor. Once you find (feel) it – do more of that.
Incredible change happens in your life when you decide to take control of what you have power over instead of craving control over what you don’t.
This year will be our year to create a new fundamental anchor that will ground us as we grow. We need to stand tall, find our faith, and speak our truth in a voice that can be heard across the land.
Now is the time … and here we are… We all have choices… Let’s choose to make a difference in our own lives and in our communities… Let’s choose and let us choose powerfully.
It is our time to shine our light brighter than ever. The world needs you – We need each other.
Thank you 2020 for the experience, it was a game-changer.
Let’s do this 2021 = We are here stronger than ever and we are doing this together’
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