So here we are in 2016 and what a marvelous year it has potential to be. I say it that way because that is what I am determined to believe and make happen. The power to do so is my power to cultivate. Sometime near the end of summer 2015, I decided to take the first step in cultivating that power. I started treating my body more as the temple for my soul, and less like a cheap lean-to. It was only the beginning. Even good things can be overdone when not balanced properly.
The next step was to get myself busy again. Everyday I woke up for the past 5 or so years, I woke up just a little further from myself without even noticing it, until one day I was so far gone that returning to my center seemed an insurmountable challenge. My next challenge is much more daunting: professional growth. It happened to coincide with the new year but I’m not one for New Year’s resolutions. The scariest part is not the fear of failure. No I have failed countless times in the past and am confident I will fail countless more times to come. No the fear isn’t of failure, it is of success. Success scares the snot out of me. Let me explain. I have always been a noncommittal individual. The reason being, I always wanted to make sure I had the option to jump to something better if it came along. Success is the opposite of that. It is a level of commitment I have always avoided. I suppose what I am saying is success is scarier than failure because it is a much more significant decision.
How do I get past those fears to keep pushing? I workout. This is where it all begins to work in tandem. I put in my headphones and pedal a bike until I stop thinking about the pain in my muscles, I stop thinking about the fear, I stop thinking about the things that are distracting me and I get down to the most basic focus on power. I’m not talking about the power to lift a car. I’m talking about the the belief that we have the power to achieve all we believe we are worthy of and BELIEVING we are worthy of it. The world goes away, I am left with me, and that is a great place to be. The more I do this, the smaller the issues appear and the more focused the goals become.
Do yourself a favor. Find your power.