Here in Columbia, Maryland it’s Spring. And although we have had a mixture of cool, rainy days with unseasonably warm days, it’s still Spring. The trees are full, green and lovely. Big, juicy flowers line the lawns in my neighborhood. More animals than I care to count are visiting my backyard. Mulch is being freshened up. Folks are getting into the swing of running again, the bikers are getting their legs back and kids are playing outside. Life is being lived full and out loud and pleasant. Everything is getting renewed. Spring is the renewal season. It starts to seem easy to get started because things are blooming. It’s a good time!
What about you? What in your life is being renewed right now? Are you starting to hear the click-clack of regularity in your fitness? Your business? Your relationships? Are you writing a book and feeling amazing because the chapters seem to be rolling off your pen and onto the page? Are you reaching your fitness and clean eating goals? Ain’t it grand? It is! So what’s wrong?
What’s wrong is that you might still be in Winter. In Winter we are not ready to spring. It’s that simple. Winter is for Wonder. The wonder season where one explores, imagines, figures it out and finally pinpoints what next step to execute. Incredibly encouraging if your goal is to actuate your success. Incredibly discouraging if you end up comparing yourself to someone else’s success.
Stop it!! It’s not Spring for you! You are in the Wonder season and your personal Spring is coming once you stop comparing yourself to other people.
Imagine a snowflake comparing itself to a lily. Both white. Both unique. Both on the ground. Both beautiful. And yet completely…COMPLETELY different. And Not to be compared.
“But Chatone, I’m not where I want to be yet! I’m tired of working so hard and not getting anywhere!”
How true is that?
If you have a fear of heights, but want to feel the exhilaration of going down the expert slope, you have to conquer the monorail. You have go slowly up…there is no way to get down until you get up. So go. Slowly if that is what it takes. Look around. Wonder at the beauty of the mountain on the way up. Then get ready to scream at the top of your lungs in joy on the way down! Success is everywhere…you just have to change up your perspective.
If you want your “Positivity to Reign”, STOP comparing yourself to anyone else. You cannot walk in their shoes, sing with their voice, dance with their hips, jump with their rope. If Spring has not yet arrived at your house, look at the beauty of the snow. Go skiing. Go sledding. Go iceskating. Embrace the season you are in! Focus on what’s good and take time to enjoy it all. Your Spring-into-Action is on it’s way!
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