Appreciating who you are now
“The object of a new year is not that we should have a new year. It is that we should have a new soul.” ~G. K. Chesterton
When I look back 10 years, 5 years, or even 1 year ago, and think about what was doing and my level of understanding, I can see the opportunities, growth, and just how far I have actually come.
You can’t step into the same river twice…and you can’t be the same person from one day to the next. Really, I learn something new every day…unless I’m careful.
The moment I decide to say “yes” to creating something new with my life, it has already begun to change. When I decided to get out of a dysfunctional marriage to an alcoholic, although it got a lot more difficult at first, my life already started to get better. When I decided to write Cultivating Radiance, I had no idea the ride it was going to take me on, and the people I would be meeting. I would not have changed anything in my past, because it got me here.
Take a few minutes to write down some of the decisions, changes, and transitions, you have made over the past few years and appreciate how they have brought you to where you are now.
Looking back on what we have achieved and learned has value as we plan for our future. It’s great to have an intention and look for open doors along the way. Sometimes I’ve had to knock to get them to open, and some doors have come flying open in my face. It all happens perfectly.
Although we can’t predict the future, we can appreciate where we have come from, and that gives us the confidence to do what is ahead. Rather than hesitating, we can leap forward with a big “YES” into our potential.
5 years ago if you had told me where I would be now, I certainly would have told you that you were crazy. I could never have dreamed my life could be this good, and it happened one “yes” at a time.