“Endings are abstruse, mystic and unreal. They are but depleted beginnings purposed to be substituted with newer ones.A transition of outlook and time, similar to our differing moods before and after slumber. Before the act we witness an exhaustion, a sulkiness but on gaining consciousness, we’re rejuvenated and good humored. The wakefulness is the new beginning whereas the tension the disturbance we perceive each night is the weariness of the beginnings, of each day. So there never really is an end, all that there are are beginnings. Beginnings which are promising, which offer hope, which have a new leash on life, which neither denounce nor belittle rather soothe and console by reconstructing the broken pieces of yesterday, mending them and reinforcing them with courage and beauty like never before.”
― Chirag Tulsiani
A few short days from now it will be time to design, develop and create a new plan. A plan that will help you do better, to live more fully, to exhibit greater joy, to experience life at its best. It’s time to being again.
Break free from the troubled past and embrace the unfolding moment with vigor. Change what you can change. Focus on becoming your best. Maybe it didn’t happen in the past 12 months so make it happen in the next 12. Give it a try.
“We mustn’t let our dreams die in the daylight because we lose focus while responding to the world’s lame interests or false emergencies.” — Brendon Burchard
Have you noticed how much time you spend attending to the demands of others while letting go of the string that your dreams are attached to. You may be doing work that is not your best work, or you may be working for someone who is a tyrant or you may be abused by words or actions of others and you retreat from being truly who you are.
A return to self isn’t about being selfish it is about being authentic and living the life you were designed to live. Your gifts, talents and strengths were meant to be used and not hidden from the world and too often it is the case that your best talents are not put to their best use.
Too many people have had their dreams crushed by others who were in full pursuit of their own interests. You might be one of those people who have worked for a bully or someone who didn’t want to help you be your best. You may be doing work because it was what someone else wanted for you and you wanted to please them. You may have given up your dreams so that someone else could achieve theirs. What happened when you did that? What did you lose?
What are your strengths?
What are your dreams?
What are you giving up to live the life you are now living?
What would it take for you to start using your strengths and to start moving towards your dreams? A return to self would allow you to be your best self and to allow you to make your best contribution. What do you think?
“When you stand at the bottom of the mountain and look up at the mountaintop, the path looks hard and stony, and the top is obscured by clouds. But when you reach the top and you look down, you realize that there are a thousand paths that could have brought you to that place.”
― Roz Savage
You’ve come to a point in your life where the only way forward is over the biggest challenges you’ve ever faced. What will you do?
Some people get stuck in the valley and stop. Others stare into the past and reflect on what could have been and others retreat and take the path back from where they came.
To grow and to experience life fully requires that you chart a path towards your biggest challenges. Face them head on. Create a plan and move forward towards something bigger than what you have now. Bigger doesn’t necessarily mean more material rewards, it means bigger life rewards.
What is it that you are dreaming to do?
The reward is on the other side of the mountain, the very mountain you need to climb. Face the fear and start climbing.