Looking Forward…

As another year comes to a close, I look back to see how much progress I have made.  My goal is always not to find myself in the same place as I was the year before.  I can honestly say that I have seen some growth.  There are some things I wish I had improved on a little more, but hey those things can be the focus for the new year.  
I said when I first started this blog that I was looking to make lifelong changes, and that’s exactly what I have been working on.  However, lifelong changes don’t usually happen overnight.  Over the past month or so, more often than not, I hear my Grandaddy’s voice ringing in my ears saying, “It’s not about how fast you get there, it’s that you get there.” So I have been finding my pace, and moving along the way.
This past year for me has really been about my dreams and purpose, but it was the foundation that was the main focus.  I can’t tell you how many people I have encountered this year whose focus was on living out their dreams.  I can’t say that I achieved my dream, but I can say that the wheels are turning and I am headed in the right direction.  I honestly had to reacquaint myself with my dreams and purpose.  I had allowed myself to get in settlement mode about to settle for far less than my share of the pie, all because of a few disappointments and what seemed to be missed opportunities.  
I’m so glad I came to my senses, because that would be a miserable life. At the end of the day I realized that I have to stop making excuses and pursue with all that is within me. By pursue I mean take “wise” advantage of the opportunities that are placed in front of me. The bible says, “All things are permissible, but not all things are beneficial.”  I want to take advantage of the opportunities that are beneficial. 
So in 2015 I strongly encourage you to work toward your dreams as well.  Please don’t let them die.  Let’s not find out what happens to an unfilled dream.  Until 2015, Happy New Year, and dream on! Thanks for stopping by, and Remember to Be Friendly, Give Love, and Show Favor.