A Strong Foundation
Fri, 11/09/2012 - 4:26pm | by monicadear
"If you have built castles in the air, your work need not be lost; that is where they should be. Now put the foundations under them." - Henry David Thoreau
As you stretch into more solid, more powerful, and more certain areas of your life, you may find yourself sometimes on shaky ground, where you venture into situations, places, and opportunities where you have no prior background, experience, or training.
Now more than ever, it's important to build your foundation. When an architect designs a soaring 40-story apartment building, they don't build on a shallow foundation. They envision the end result, understand what's necessary to make that building stand, and then they design from the ground up.
Let's focus on your end results. Where do you intend to be in 1 year, 2 years, 5 years, 10 years? Where were you last year, and the year before that, and the decade before that? Everything around us, everything we experience, see, smell, touch, taste --- all our relationships, all our possessions, even our health --- is a direct reflection of choices we've made in the past.
When you choose to build a strong foundation now, you have an opportunity to create secure, stable, and strong roots to build whatever "castle in the sky" that you envision for your future.
The key word is "now." What are you doing to impact your future self? Who is out there to help you reach your goals. How do you build up a community of like-minded individuals to assist you in achieving your potential?
As the year draws to a close, I invite you to consider three new steps you'll take to build a stronger foundation. Then let's work on those steps -- together.