Written January 3, 2016
This week following ‘Christmas Eve’ gives all of us, I think, time to breathe and time to reflect on so many things!
On first thought we quickly think of the 1st! The New Year and I do enjoy “New Beginnings” – a phrase I coined in 1988; hence incorporated into my life way too many years ago!
Still the best time is this time where I can really reflect mostly on what things I did right and most importantly what new beginnings need to be made to make actions and decisions of last year better or throw away all together!
Perhaps the most important times are what happened in between each boring reflection of success or failure. That is the time we truly need to consider as being gifts of grace right from the throne of God! No kidding! It’s nice to get a yes for our proposal of any kind (good) and the successes and extra joys! Nevertheless they are here and gone! It’s the in between that seems to drag on. These are the times we so carelessly waste big time! Stop It!
These are the times we can rest, and really consider we do have time rather than telling our loved ones and everyone else … I can’t right now … I just don’t have time! Get outta my way! Again Stop It!
Soon the beginning of the New Year will be over and then it will be the rush to ‘celebrate’ Valentine’s Day and the next and the next … . Soon we shall prepare for Halloween in September and Christmas in November and then we’ll lose Thanksgiving … whatever that was?
Some wonder how all these successful people get things done and we can’t get our laundry finished and have to make Bologna sandwiches for supper … again! Why can’t we? We waste all those in-between moments I think.
Too much time planning rather than discover and move! ‘Just do it!’, as Nike advertised. That’s just one thought. What is yours? It often comes back to the question I always ask is “Who are you?” .
Boring is good! But only if we stop calling it bad! It’s always tied to attitude and perceptions …. . A better new beginning would be if we consider only good attitudes and for perceptions … Let’s call it looking on the brighter side! Yes yes, I know it seems corny and well worn, but why do you think that is? Simply because so many sayings became that way because they are true! Oh! Boring can be somewhere in between if you want it to be!
The last thoughts for the last year are what worked and what didn’t! Again it’s simple. There’s a scripture about confounding the wise or those who are filled with themselves with the truth.
What worked and what didn’t. What didn’t work? Was it a total flop or perhaps a late bloomer? Most times you don’t want to revisit that again, but sometimes we can be throwing out the baby with the bath water. I have a patent (invention) I should have put out there in another form but I didn’t. I may still and so for the last decade that hasn’t helped anyone! Not ONE!
Successes are just that! We are being promoted, expanding our families, staying healthy and our company is growing at a healthy pace !
However, know that a company doesn’t grow without exercise and trying new things! Neither do we or me or you?
That’s always my New year’s resolution and I work at making it every day for myself and each and every person I meet or hear about that I might be able to help! I think that’s been my main job right from the beginning. I work at keeping focus on no more than one thing at a time and no more than 3 altogether, until one is finished! Sadly, some I rinse repeat and wash again and again and realize this would make an awesome rag! Let’s move on!
The next is not to hold grudges and find forgiveness since without it, all can be lost!
From me to all of you praying and wishing for a wonderful New Year!
God Bless! Rick =)