At the risk of being criticized by those of you who think this is too off topic, I'm sharing it anyway. I'm actually hoping everyone takes the time to read it, because it's so on point. It's about learning to accept the roller coaster ride our journey in business and personal growth really is.
I've written before about Sheila getting me into Melody Beattie's books just to feed my soul with something other than business, photography or my hobbies. Melody's contribution to my day yesterday was right on point. If you want to find out more about her and more from the book this post is from, just click on the cover on the left.
"Stop waiting for the one moment in time that will change your life. Instead, cherish all the moments. A desert cactus that blooms briefly only once a year does not consider all the moments it is not in bloom wasted. It considers them necessary and important. It knows the rest of the year, the rest of its life, it is beautiful, too.
All the moments count. The quiet moments. The moments of boredom and solitude. The moments of grandeur. The agonizing moments when we feel sad, angry and upset. Each moment in time is equally important. Don't wait and hope for the one thing, the one person, the one event, that will change your life, plummet you into the future and the life you desire. Instead remember that each moment in time brings change, evolution, and transformation.
Most of us relish the magnificent spiritual experiences, those tremendous discoveries, those important times of change. But those moments don't happen that often. The truth is, each moment in time is a spiritual experience, an important time of change. Cherish all your moments. Soon you will see the beauty and power of each.
Let each moment have value. Let each day of your life be the spiritual experience you seek. The power to change and evolve lies within you. The life you desire is happening right now. Your destiny is here.
Cherish all your moments - Embrace the beauty and importance of each one."
I started blogging six years ago and if you look at everything I've shared, including guest posts from so many amazing and giving artists, there's a common theme - we want to help you raise the bar on your quest to be the very best.
I wanted to share this piece this morning because it hits so hard on an error we all make over and over again - we forget that growing pains don't just happen to kids, but to each of us every day. We can ignore those moments that are less than stellar or just appreciate them for what they are - proof that we're alive and on the right path!
Wishing everybody a terrific Tuesday!
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