“Move towards the next thing, not away from the last thing. Same direction. Completely different energy.”
Good morning, friends! I hope you had a special weekend, maybe some leftover experience from Valentine’s Day. Or maybe something else special. Whatever it was, it’s yesterday’s news. Let’s not linger; let’s get to it!
Golf professionals often say that it’s hard to win from the front position. Golf tournaments are usually four days long, four rounds of golf over four days. The winner is the one with the best cumulative score at the end. Rarely does a golfer take a lead on the first day and keep it all four days to the win. Far more common is a win by the slow, steady golfer who makes their move on Sunday, overcomes the leader and sufficiently wins. The person in the lead is always running away from the pack, while the pack is always running towards the leader. Who, do you think, feels more stress?
None of us are professional golfers but we have plenty of transitions in our own lives. Jobs, relationships, locations, dreams, all sorts of things in our lives often take about turns, from one to the next, from the old to the new. And then we are presented with a choice: are we moving away from something or moving toward something? Yes, I know we are doing both at once, but mentally we can only hold one effort in our mind. And as Mr. Clear says, it is a completely different energy to move towards the chosen rather than away from the rejected or left behind. Think about it…
* You may have left a bad job for a better new one, but do you want to carry the bad baggage with you?
* You have decided to pursue a better health initiative; is your best image the old you or the new you?
* Empty nest may be in your near future; can you really hold on to the past?
Examples are aplenty but the truth remains the same. Eventually, we tire of moving away from yesterday and its realities, but when we have a new and better reality in front of us the energy to continue is powerful. Dreamers always have the advantage. Whatever the reality, the dream in their minds calls them forward every day to a new achievement. There are very few, if any, great story of “leavers”. Whatever you are naturally headed towards or by choice are headed towards, let that be your vision and ride the positive energy wave to new and greater successes. Surfs up! Have a great week!