This is the first day of my 2015.
Wow! It is so fun to look back and see how far my family has come. I also think it is really fun to think about where my family and I are going.
What will change in the next 40 days? I’m not asking the Lord to change. I hope it’s me. Alice Cooper sang his famous lyrics, “No more Mr. Nice Guy.” Well, I hope I finish this fast and say, “No more Mr. Mean guy.”
These are some things that fired across my synapses as I rode in the car with my family after an amazing hike on this first day of what will be the best year of my life.
You might think I am arrogant for boldly declaring that this will be the best year of my life. But if you only knew the challenges I have faced in the past few years you would totally agree with me. It couldn’t possibly be any worse.
However this is not to say that I have had nothing but bad. I have just finished the best few years of my life. #gofigure.
I want to ask you a rhetorical question. Can you have a great week and a horrible week in the same week? If so then you could have your best years and your worst years in the same season.
I hate to glorify the bad and I really love focusing on the good things of life. I know it makes some people angry when they see or hear another being all “Motivational” or “Optimistic”. But don’t you think I am better as a positive person than being one who gripes and moans all the time?
So think about the process of growth.
Here is what I am thinking. “My papers are not as powerful as the process of getting them.” #Ohnowthischangeseverything.
Next, “My documentations are not as weighty as the entire operation of certification.” #Ohnowthischangeseverything.
Think about this: “My journey is more important than my destination.” Where I am going is extremely important but what happens on the trip is developing me. #Ohnowthischangeseverything.
My Marine Corps marksmanship instructor constantly said, “The power to hit the target is hidden in your sight alignment.” I think I will do better in 2015 at focusing on the cross hairs in 2015. I hope you will at least agree that this is better.
Finally, “My destiny is hidden the process.” #Ohnowthischangeseverything.
The great American philosopher Ralph Waldo Emerson said, “Your strength is in the climbing.” I think Emerson wanted me to see that what is on top of the mountain is not as important as the growth that took place while submitting. What do you think?