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Now What?

Many of my friends have been telling me we need to get rid of 2020! If we get to 2021, life will be better and we can forget 2020.

Well, here we are! And I remember two things:

1. Change is Inevitable and

2. Growth is optional!

Yes, tomorrow, 2021 will be different. The problem is I'll be the same as I was yesterday and if I want my results to be different, I must behave differently.

2021 will have 24 hour days, 7 days each week and the sun will come up in the East and set in the West. And there will be change, much of which will surprise me. What does this mean to me?

I believe it means that I must Change and Grow personally! Otherwise, I'll be dying and declining.

I found the few lines above on December 31, 2023 and they were a good reminder so I thought I'd finish them, two years later.

For one thing, I didn't get rid of 2020 or any other previous year. It is part of me and I carry it into the future. It's my choice which parts I use and which parts I discard. The Past changed me and now I have an Option: to Learn and Grow or Die. Fortunately, I chose the first Option! 2020 was different and at times difficult and gave me a chance to learn about myself. I kept my Coaching practice, met new people and learned from people whom I had never met. I became afraid about what was happening in the U. S. and considered selling all my posessions and moving my wife and me to a foreign country. I asked a lot of people to help me think through this idea and at the end, I remembered that I would be the same person when I landed in the foreign land as I was when I boarded the plane.

With this revelation in mind, I decided to change and start looking at the world and myself from a different direction. I don't know whether this is good or bad AND I do know that my fear/unhappiness was about me and not what was going on around me.

As I stand here two years later, I'm 80 years old, married 61 years, have 10 Great Grandkids and am healthy. I've "grown" both personally and professionally and have more financial assets and didn't do anything other than change my beliefs and my behavior.

What about You?

What is your biggest Frustration?

What about you do you think is causing that?

What do you want to happen, right now?

What are you willing to do right now to make that happen?