The Power of Seasons: Embracing the Next Dimension in Your Life
Well, I want to start off by saying happy autumn! It seems like only yesterday we were starting summer. I was thinking of the beach, taking some time for rest and relaxation and slowing down for a bit. Now we are entering the fourth quarter and close to the end of 2019. I hope that you did have a great summer and that you also took some time to rest and reset over the last three months. As you know, the fourth quarter is about to start and I hope you are clear about your goals, priorities, and intentions. It is a new season and new seasons require new strategies and new tactics. Hopefully, these insights will empower you for breakthrough in every season of your life.
- You cannot enter a season without a clear vision. I cannot tell you how many people I have talked to over the years that get excited about the potential of a new season. Potential without perception will never produce progress in your life. If you have followed my work over the years, you know I am a person that believes in having a vision for your life. If you want to avoid being distracted, it behooves you to take the time to get clear about your vision. Some people will argue that they do not have the time to write out a vision for their lives; however, I always say that you cannot afford to live a single moment of your life without a vision. In essence, when you do not have a clear vision for your life you will spend the rest of your life fulfilling someone else's vision. So take a few moments and write out your vision for the next three months. What you pen to paper you empower to become possible in your life.
- You must set clear priorities. Your priorities determine the success or failure of your life. In fact, I always say that your priorities determine the pace of your life. My friends will tell you that I am very clear about my priorities. Anything that attempts to compete with my priorities will be dismissed from my life. Why is it so important to have priorities? We live in a world that is filled with distractions. When we get distracted, we ultimately start to take on the plans and agendas of others. While I am not saying that it is always easy to guard against distractions, I made a decision years ago that I was not going to live someone else's life. When you are not clear about your priorities the plans, agendas, and priorities of others start to rule your life. Priorities bring focus, alignment, and structure to our lives. Priorities empower us to prosper, progress and maximize our greatest potential. You cannot afford to have conflicting priorities.
- Every new season of your life will demand a new capacity. As you are reading this, I am currently involved in several new projects. Some of these projects will roll out by the end of 2019. How do I accomplish so many projects? I realize that new opportunities and possibilities in my life will never be accessed without expanding my capacity. I am excited about the new projects and developments that I will be sharing with you really soon. You cannot have an antiquated capacity and expect to be on the cutting-edge. Your capacity must be commensurate to your vision. Over the years, I have seen so many people write out grand visions that they lacked the capacity to accomplish. Grand visions and big dreams will require growth and capacity to be fulfilled. In other words, you must have the resolve and the resources to see your dreams become a reality. So many people never move from hope to manifestation. The key to my success over the years has been developing the capacity to produce excellence. You need to assess whether or not you have the capacity to shatter the ceiling and break into new possibilities and opportunities for your life. You are restricted from realms that you do not have the resources to access.
- Every new season will demand a new commitment. While it is great to expand your capacity, that means absolutely nothing if you are not committed to the next season of your life. Commitment is the birthplace for change. More importantly, commitment is key to breaking cycles and creating new paradigms. Every major shift in my life has required a new commitment from me. One thing I know to be true is that commitment is never passive. That means that you must be willing to devote yourself entirely to your desired outcome. Unfortunately, most people bring excitement to new seasons but not energy. Excitement without energy will never produce effectiveness. We have to understand that change is not emotional. Understand that change will require commitment spiritually, emotionally, physically and psychologically. The process to change will expose what you value and how committed you truly are to your vision. New seasons will require new investments. It is important for you to understand that you will never improve your life or increase your life without investments. Investments turn tides and shift seasons. Be willing to make the investments that will produce breakthroughs in every area of your life.