I was thinking (I know – dangerous!) that it is sort of fitting that Martin Luther King’s birthday is now. It’s a couple of weeks into January. Resolutions have fallen by the wayside for most. We are subject to the dullness of January. The after holiday letdown, the burnout, and for much of the country – cold uninspiring weather. Blah….
I always like to start my year off with a clean house. Its sort of my tradition. When I put away the Christmas decorations, I clean everything as I put it back and sort of get a fresh start.
Its crazy to think that you are going to accomplish your goals in the first 2 weeks of the year.
You’ll see references to “I have a dream” all day. Let it inspire you. I know you have a dream too.
If you’re suffering the January blahs, like me – you can at least do a little something everyday to move you closer to your goals. You’ll be surprised how little things done consistently add up to big progress.
I was reading the bible last night. I will typically just open it up and start reading – whatever page I happen to land on. Here is the passage that I landed on –
If clouds are full of water, they pour rain upon the earth.
Whether a tree falls to the south or to the north, in the place where it falls, there it will lie.
Whoever watches the wind will not plant,
Whoever looks at the clouds will not reap.
As you do not know the path of the wind,
or how the body is formed in the mother’s womb,
so you cannot understand the work of God, the Maker of all things.
Sow your seed in the morning, and at evening let not your hands be idle,
for you do not know which will succeed,
whether this or that,
or whether both will do equally well.
OK, I was pretty idle this weekend. But I did do little things. Not as much as I should have, but something anyway. I’m a few steps closer. That’s better than no progress. I dabbled with a little of this, and a little of that – and it will come together.
Will this work? Will that work? You don’t know until you try.
I think it was Roosevelt who said something to the effect of – the only way to fail is to quit. Never, never, never give up.
Here’s to your dream!