Monday, January 13, 2014

Monday Quotable

At the start of each new year, I, like most people experience a renewed sense of desire to achieve dreams and get closer to my personal goals. As the year presses on and life gets in the way, I often find myself content to have a job, pay bills, and sleep peacefully at night. The bigger dreams fade into the background until the start of another year. Because of that cycle, I have books I started in 2009 and folders literally overflowing with ideas that never see completion. I feel like the fat, shiny acorn in today's quote. I plug away at my day job completing projects and closing deals. I've been promoted and I am well respected. I am proud of all of that but it's not my dream. The problem is I am so tired at the end of a given day that my midnight hustler mentality gives way to a mound of fluffy pillows and before you know it, I'm deep into an episode of Scandal (or the umpteen other shows I watch) and ignoring the needling in my gut telling me to do something productive...something transformative.

I'm the big shiny acorn but nothing is going to sprout until I uncap my metaphorical casing and step out on faith--faith in myself and faith that there is always something more...something better if you want it. It's time for some upward growth. Otherwise, I'm just chilling at ground level waiting for something to happen. It might be physically comfy but eventually, it will drain every bit of passion I have. And we can't have that now, can we?

What are you reaching for in 2014 (and beyond)? What are you doing to get there?

In case you can't read the quote through the tree, you can find it here.   

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