Wednesday, August 15, 2012

What Season Are You In?

Greetings all!  As the school buses start their engines and the hussle to get that last vacation or cookout in before the winter months arrives, it is evident the weather seasons are about to change.  Summertime will start to recede and fall will surround us with falling colorful leaves, jacket and sweater weather, and football season.  As we prepare to embrace this seasonal shift, one can also reflect onto their own lives and determine which season they are in and if they are about to undergo a personal season shift.

In my book, "Bushels and Barrels - Redefining the American Dream", we discuss what the four seasons are with respect to our lives.  Are we in crisis management or are we entering a shift in relationship status?  Regardless of what is going on in your life, you are either in a particular personal season or shifting into another one.  Just like the weather shifts, our lives will transition many times throughout the years, we must be ready for the ups and downs.

If you happen to be in a dark and cold season in your life, take heart, it will only last a certain amount of time, but the length can be determined by you as well.  If you recognize all the positive around you, regardless of the negative, you can pull yourself into a brighter, warmer place in both your heart and in your head.  When you're in the trees, it is very hard at times to see the edge of the forest and to know you are just about to exit into a field of green grass and sunshine!

In many of the books I've signed thus far, one saying I have adopted is "positive perspective produces positive people."  I believe this to be a true statement and will continue to try to live my life by this mantra, it has served me well the past few years and I believe it will continue to do so into the future.

What season are you in?  Are you ready for a change?  If so, work for the change.  If you are happy where you are, just remember, there will be passing clouds, but try your hardest to prevent them from becoming storms and seasonal shifts.  Pick your favorite season, move your life into it, and then enjoy the weather there!

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