You think about all of the dark times in your life. Bad days, bad breaks, health issues, finances, struggles with relationships. We have bad days, bad weeks, bad months and even that certain year that we can’t wait to put behind us.
The truth is that you could keep a seed on your desk for 5, 10, 20 or even 100 years and the only thing that it will contain is potential. Once a seed is planted in the dirt, only then can it grow. If you were to ask a seed if it wants to get planted and buried in dirt, it’d probably respond with “no way, it’s super dark and lonely down there. I don’t want to go.”
How about you? Going through some dark days? In my last post, I talked about making 2015 the best year of your life….so far (see No Insanity in 2015) The problem is that often times that despite the best laid plans and intentions stuff just happens. So….the only thing that we have the ability to do is to respond to that deck of cards that you’ve been dealt.
Sure stuff happens, but that bad day, that bad break, that horrible event that just happened to you doesn’t collapse your dreams and your vision. Nope…on the contrary, like the seed, you can’t grow without having dark moments. The dark moments won’t define you, but it will create opportunity for you to grow. Remember that seed can’t grow into anything special at all unless it gets alone in a dark and dirty place.
Keep your chin up. You have all of 2015 to achieve what you’ve set out to do. Don’t let the fact that you’ve been taken off track dictate your future. Tomorrow could be the day that you finally get your big break. But don’t sit and wait in hope. Do your part. Fight. Fight as if your life depended on it. Sure the circumstances can be tough, but nothing good happens in a pity party.
Remember that the seed must fight through the darkness to get to the sunlight. You too, my friend must do the same.