I'm always starting new things. I'm good at that. It feels exciting and energizing. Sometimes it is the short term gain or immediate benefit that I want. Other times I go for the long game and am willing to let the process roll out over time.
I saw a sign that read "A year from now you'll be glad you started today." I thought, "Yes, I sure would." I would be glad I started today with putting more consciousness into telling the truth, making hard phone calls, closing conversations, asking questions, taking that pause, opening possibilities, making commitments, ending relationships, giving my permission, holding space. I'd be glad I started being courageous, vulnerable, empathetic, quiet, kind, sincere, forgiving, surprised, contemplative, and more. I'd be glad I started showing up, standing up, speaking up and sitting out. I'd be glad I started listening and caring and admitting my biases. I'd be glad I started taking responsibility, letting go of control, taking sides and giving in.
It's a good reminder that what we do today has an influence and impact on what our life looks like one year from now. It's not a judgement on what we are doing now, rather an invitation to consider where we could up our game. What will you start today?