The Reality Is
Ask anyone, and they will tell you that 2020 has been and continues to be a disaster. Whether it’s COVID, social injustice, the elections, or the weather, I think it’s safe to say that we are all ready to see 2020 in our rearview mirror.
I can’t tell you how many people I have talked to in the last few weeks who have said they can’t wait for 2020 to be over. I find this interesting. Like somehow at the end of the year, 2020 will throw up the flag of surrender, and all the chaos that has been 2020 will come to an end. If you believe this, I've got some oceanfront property in Arizona to sell you in the words of George Strait.
I want to be honest and upfront with you. This isn't going to happen. That's right; you heard if straight from my lips. The likeliness of the shenanigans of 2020 coming to an end on December 31st isn’t going to happen. The Reality Is that we may roll into 2021 under the same conditions or worse. We don’t know.
The Reality Is all we are guaranteed is today, and we've got to do our best to make today count.
What can you do today to make it count? Here are a few tips:
1. Don’t wait until tomorrow. Do you have a vision for your life? Is there something you want to do or be? Don’t wait until tomorrow to get started.
2. Take action today: This is a carry-over from #1. That big vision you have for your life, take action today. It doesn’t have to be a big step. But what is one small step you can take today to get you closer to where you want to be? Whatever it is, do it.
3. Power of choice. One of the greatest gifts we have as humans is the power to choose. We can choose to go left or right, up or down. We can choose to be happy or sad. And we can choose to experience joy and anger. Guess what? You also have the power to choose how you want to look at 2020. Please know that I don't deny that 2020 is a difficult season for some, more difficult than others. We hold the power to choose how we want to look at and experience 2020.
How do you want to look back on 2020? The Reality Is, the choice is yours!
Make today amazing because you are amazing.