“We will open the book. Its pages are blank. We are going to put words on them
ourselves. The book is called Opportunity and its first chapter is New Year's
~Edith Lovejoy Pierce~
What will I write in my book of Opportunity this year?
I will write my progress and yes, my detours, stalls, and challenges as they all no doubt will make up the year ahead as I embark on a journey to a healthy lifestyle.
Dreams and visions are important, A vital part of the goal-setting to be done in the days ahead. I once thought dreams and visions were things to be packed away and forgotten once I became an adult and embarked on so-called real life goals of acting responsibly, making a living, and taking care of others. If goals were set, I believed they were set in stone and failure to attain them meant failure in life. I once viewed goals and even dreams as concrete, unchanging, and immoveable - but more and more I am coming to believe that just as life itself grows, evolves, and changes, so do my dreams and plans for the future.
In the past,I based my dreams and vision (or lack of) on history. That past didn't always see a lot of potential for change, yet I am FULL of potential .
More so as I acknowledge that the biggest limitation in my life is the negative thinking and failure to acknowledge my own strength and power. I bet, if you are reading this, you might also agree that the biggest thing standing in your way and limiting your dreams is you. But, you know what?
That's ok! Because we also are the ones that can make a choice to change!
I dusted off a reminder last night when I pulled out a motivational book by Robert Schuller.The book is called -
If You Can DREAM IT, You Can DO IT!
This was just the reminder that I needed to start this New Year off on a positive note.I am taking the first steps in putting the negative tapes from the past to rest. My plans and vision for the New Year involve living up to my potential in body, mind, and spirit. It is my hope that others will join me on this journey of discovery. This small corner of the world is a place of opportunity. A place that I hope will provide a way to share information and inspiration as we journey together to discover our full potential and enjoy optimal health and wellness in body, mind, and spirit.
Perhaps you wonder if it is to late for you to start this journey of discovery.
If you have the desire to rekindle long-forgotten dreams...
To test yourself by getting outside your comfort zone...
and are willing to learn by trial,error, and exploration...
Then, It is never to late!
If you have found your way here, I do not believe it is by chance but perhaps a step you were meant to take on your life journey at this time. So my friends, what will you be writing in your book of opportunity this year?