Have you ever made a decision to STOP doing something, only for things to START moving in that direction?
It’s easy to become discouraged when things don’t go our way, especially when we’ve poured so much of ourselves into our work.
THEN, it happens. An event, a conversation. Something.
Just one thing is all it takes to re-ignite the fire under you.
And then you remember the reason you started from the beginning: Because you wanted to.
I’ve recently had several moments like that. A few times when I just wanted to STOP. Just STOP everything.
Not give up on life, but, there are moments when I look at my life and think this is not where I had hoped I would be.
And then, I remember or am reminded: It’s not about me. My life is not about me.
It’s a very sobering thought, but, it’s true. None of our lives are ever SOLELY about us.
If you have children, your life is about raising them to be productive adults so they, in turn, can impact society or their offspring for the greater good in some way.
If you don’t have children, your life is about making sure that you are walking out the purpose God created you for.
If you don’t, you will find yourself confused and lost, without focus or direction.
And yet there are some people who live a selfless life. They are the Mother Theresa types – who dedicate their lives to others.
I think it’s the one thing that we ALL strive for, and while we might have it today, it can be gone again tomorrow.
It doesn’t take much to tip the scale on either side.
So, I’ve made a decision.
I will choose. Yup, I will choose.
Simple choices: Which phone calls I will take, which ones I will return. Which e-mails I will read, which ones I will respond to.
Who I want to be with in my life and who I want to be without.
Balance has got to be one of the things I struggle with most.
And I’m going to start today and make sure that EACH morning I rise, EACH decision I make is a decision that will KEEP me balanced.
I shall strive not to tip the scales in either direction.
I have three articles to deliver and a ton of follow-up to do. Guess what?
I am going to CHOOSE to work from 10am until 4pm undistracted. Why?
Because then I can balance out my day by doing what I want to do after.
Whatever isn’t completed will have to wait until tomorrow!
The world is not going to stop rotating on its axis…
Baby steps…they seem so simple, unless you’re just learning to walk again.