It’s another Thanksgiving, it’s the time of year I like to look back and reflect on the year this far and give thanks and recognize that I’m fortunate to have gotten to this spot in another year.
I’m very thankful for my wife of 26 years and our two beautiful daughters who both have now made me a very proud gran-dad to beautiful healthy grandchildren. That alone is more than enough to be thankful for.
To live in a country to server the God of my choosing, if I so chose is yet another thing to be thankful for. To live in a country of opportunity where a person can have their own business and chase their dreams.
Fortunately for me not only do I have my own business but I’ve been blessed to be able to help other people in their business. I get to work with and for many great people on a daily basis. These people are some of the brightest, most intelligent, caring, generous (in so many ways) I know and I’m truly blessed to know each and every one of them for I am a better person because of them.
This year I’ve reached a few goals such as having my first book published, continue to grow my business, create more training courses and tools to help others improve their businesses. I still have a few goals for this year that I hope to reach and in striving to reach the goals I have, and the goals I still hope to reach I’ve come to realize that there are some decisions along the way are not always easy, somethings you have to give up to get to where you want or need to be. But in the end in doing so, wrong or right you’ve taken action, you’ve taken a step towards your destination you’re trying to reach.
You have to take one step before you can take two, and then three… Being frozen by the fear of failing will keep you stuck in the same spot that you are, not allowing you to advance forward. We have to face fear and take a chance.
Jim Northcote said, “Half the things that people do not succeed in are through the fear of making the attempt.”
I plan on doing that, to continue moving forward and hope that when I reach that next mountain in my path I’ll remember to face it head on and realize that I have to make a decision. I can stand in the shadow of it and go no where or I can go around it or even over it to continue on my journey.
In closing I hope you take a moment to stop and realize that you too have something to be thankful for. That you have in fact achieved something even if it’s just one step forward, you have made progress.
I hope that you’ve had the happiest of Thanksgivings and I wish you all the best for the upcoming holidays.
If you’d like, share something that you’re thankful for in the comments section. I’d love to hear some of your successes.