Where Honesty Comes to Grow


As the New Year draws close, we have the opportunity to clarify our vision for success and outline our strategies and tactics. I’m talking about you being honest with yourself.

Why do you do it?

If you’ve experienced pain recently, then it’s time to look at your situation differently and change the way you do things. If everything for you is hunky dory, then you don’t need to read the rest of this post; but you’re welcome to share with me your secrets of success.

The Interesting Part

Most people find growing pains too uncomfortable, and they avoid it. I view it as a learning experience. Even if I don’t have a complete understanding of how or why it happened to me, I answer it with a philosophical response. “I know there’s a reason this is going on, and I’ll figure it out.” It’s nature talking to me. I get inspiration from nature every day in some way. I know others do, and that gives me more enthusiasm for my own vision and goals. I’ll give you an example. At the San Francisco Academy of Sciences yesterday, I viewed the architecture of the building and how nature has been integrated with engineering. The building has a roof of plant life. It’s like a living roof. I thought it was interesting that they are recruiting volunteers to help pick weeds.

How do you get started?

Your go dos:

  1. Sketch out these items on a piece of paper, a napkin, or a digital file.
  2. Make a schedule in your weekly calendar for completing more details, amending and revising a little bit at a time.
  3. Use some kind of system that you consistently implement. I use a system which goes like this: day in, day out; week in, week out; month in, month out.
  4. I take a little time at the end of each period to reflect on my status and progress. Do you?
  5. Recharge, revise, and re-engage.

Let me know if you’d like further details about how this looks for me, and I’ll send you a draft.

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