"And faith gave me the courage to believe that my vision would turn into more than just a dream."-Julie Barbera
What if a rubber band refused to stretch? It might not expand to reach its potential. It may lose elasticity and fail to get back in shape. It might not be willing to hold things in place. A rubber band’s ability to stretch gives it value. Flexibility enables it to expand, and this leads to growth. While adaptability is essential, resilience allows it to bounce back to realize its full potential.
Perhaps something needs to change inside to make this your year of new beginnings. Reflecting on the tree, it has to make the best of its circumstances. While it goes through seasons, change may not be visible to others. Over the years, it builds strength to stand as it grows taller and establishes deeper roots. The next time you’re thinking about making a quick move, think of the tree. Small, gradual changes may need to take place for real transformation to occur. Personal development may not always be evident to others. Maybe, just maybe, you need to grow where you’re planted. As you build a strong core, growth will occur naturally. And you’ll find the courage to branch out and embrace new beginnings.
In the end, success is a mindset. You set the standards for you. Don’t get too far ahead of yourself, and don’t expect to have everything figured out. Do your best today, and success will come tomorrow. One step may seem insignificant today. Many small steps have the power to change tomorrow. Live in the moment, vision in sight. Keep your feet on the ground, yet reach for the sky.
Fill your garden with seeds of faith. Water your flowers regularly, and make room for them to grow. In the same way, make space for positivity in your life. Water your dreams daily. Watch as they begin to bloom. Consistency is key. Plant seeds. Be patient if results are slow. Give dreams time to grow.