Are you ready?
We want certain goals in our lives, but are you ready? The question was posed to me the other day…wasn’t sure how to answer it. So what are your goals and is everything in place for you to get there?
What needs to be in place in order for you to get to the next level? Is it finances? Those last 5 pounds? Healing?
It takes a lot of energy to get ready and even more energy to have the patience to wait for things to fall into place. Careful plotting and planning has to take place, just like a delicate flower your plans have to be tended to purposefully so that the final result is one that you are satisfied with. It isn’t about running out into the middle to the street and declaring your preparedness, it is actually preparing.
It is unfair to hear people say, “That person is an overnight success”, it is cruel to discredit the time they took to get to the final result. Your struggle can take a moment or a decade, only you know what has to be put into your journey to get to your goal. If this particular posting is about anything is about patience, the patience to allow your process to take place and unfold. You can’t hurry a fruit to ripen or a flower to bloom, it has go from seed to seedling and then to maturation and finally ripening. Success is never overnight.
I want to dare you to start planting the seed that will one day grow to an amazing forest. It is a small step, but that is how you get there. Sign up for that class, get to the gym, ask them out, learn to drive or go introduce yourself to the director! Plan, build, tend and focus. You are going to have your moments, times where you are going to want to toss it all aside – those are the moments where you have hold on more than ever. The trials that come with having goals are putting you to the test and molding you to be stronger, wiser and stronger. Don’t be afraid, it is all for a better you.
Already got going? Don’t give up, stay the course. It is hard to stay the course when there are so many detractors – you are going to have more critics and opponents when you set out to do something meaningful, something positive. The number of those that are going to knock your struggle will be greater than the number of supporters your will have at your side. Prove them wrong, prove to yourself that no matter how high the odds are stacked against you – you can stay the course. Of course check in, make sure you show appreciation to your supporters and be humble enough to listen when you are wrong (it happens).
Whatever will fuel you to get ready is your “get up and go”, let your determination keep you going. Don’t live a life on the side lines when your life is meant to be so much more. Allow yourself to have a life that is truly alive and inspires others to pursue their own fulfillment. I will take a page from one of my motivators:
“You’re either going to make the play or watch the play be made.” – Ray Lewis, Baltimore Ravens
We are so much more than the shadow we cast, because the sun shines on you and around you. Big hug!
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