By Judy Berman
I’m often drawn to walks by a babbling brook in the woods – virtually or in reality – when I want to sort things out.
It’s a calming place and allows me to reflect.
The philosophy of positive thinkers tumbles thru my mind and often helps me overcome challenges to my goals.
In nature, I find a new perspective and hope.
Maya Angelou said, “We delight in the beauty of the butterfly, but rarely admit the changes it has gone thru to achieve that beauty.”
The caterpillar wasn’t content to wander along the leaves and grass. Even before it knew its destiny, it no doubt looked at butterflies and longed to fly.
To get where you want, you have to risk change.
When you doubt your ability to fulfill your dream, when you think your goal is out of your reach … impossible. Think of the bumblebee.
“Aerodynamically, the bumblebee shouldn’t be able to fly, but the bumblebee doesn’t know it so it goes on flying anyway,” says Mary Kay Ash.
Don’t set limits for yourself.
Shift your thinking to what is possible and then work toward what some, maybe even yourself, think impossible. You’ll be surprised what you can achieve.
Like George Bailey in “It’s a Wonderful Life,” you don’t have to travel to far-flung places to experience life and be successful. He discovered that he was a success right where he lived.
You can, too.
“You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream,” C.S. Lewis said.
And, lastly, Mark Twain once said: “The secret of getting ahead is getting started.”
So, what are you waiting for?
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Music Video from “Beverly Hills Cop” – Patti LaBelle “New Attitude” (1985) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QWfZ5SZZ4xE
Photo: Watkins Glen, New York – taken by Judy Berman – June 2014
Photo: Butterfly – taken by Charlesjsharp on July 1, 2013 http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/b/b9/Polyommatus_Eros_common_meadow_blue_Lycaenidae.jpg/640px-Polyommatus_Eros_common_meadow_blue_Lycaenidae.jpg
Photo: Bee – Honey Bee – taken by Bob Peterson on April 12, 2012, North Palm Beach, Florida http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/a/aa/Honey_Bee_Happy_Dance_%287075103325%29.jpg/480px-Honey_Bee_Happy_Dance_%287075103325%29.jpg
Photo: Canada Geese in Onondaga Lake Park, Liverpool, New York – taken by Judy Berman – June 2014