Recently I was at an event where the topic of the economy was floated out into the dinner conversation and immediately those who chose to engage began blaming people, segments of society, other nations and other entities for the current situation our nation finds itself in. The discussion was watching a movie where each person throws a grenade into the center of the table and watches to see what the fallout will be. In the blink of an eye, battle armor is donned and weapons drawn. The result is a knot in ones stomach and it left me looking for an escape route.
Every day we are bombarded by the negative, scar, doom and gloom of the media about everything that occurs around the world. It seems like a draining job, dwelling in all of that negativity. I often wonder what these folks do for fun. The same is true for those around my dinner table. What will talking about the current economic winter do to “fix” it. Nothing really. So what is the point?
I know there are others out there who feel as I do. We are in an economic winter, that is for certain, but did it ever occur to those of you who are reading this post that just maybe we are meant to “go through the economic winter” just like we do when the season of winter is upon us? We can not bring spring on any sooner than the earth’s rotation to the sun.
In winter one prepares for the spring. What are you doing right now to prepare?
What happens if we look at other areas of our lives with this perspective? Ask yourself these questions:
What season are your relationships in?
What season is your home in?
What season is your personal growth in?
What season is your finances in?
What season is your career in?
What season is your family life in?
What season is your spiritual life in?
We are poised for tremendous growth, like seeds planted in the ground during spring. What are you doing to prepare for that enormous growth?
If you find yourself stuck in a rut and the people you hang around with are draining the joy out of your life…get new friends and surround yourself with people who are preparing for the growth of spring.
In 5 years you will be the product of the people you surround yourself with, the books you read and lessons you learn.
Think about it.