At the start of the year is normally the time when many of us re-assess our goals and visions and plan for the rest of the year. I have a love/hate relationship with goal setting: if we plan too much we leave no room for the spontaneous. A lot of AMAZING moments have happened in my life when there was the space for an interruption in my plans. For me, I try to look ahead and plan yet also have a strong understanding that sometimes the interruptions can propel you further into your destiny. If you think about it, a majority of the miracles that Jesus did that are recorded in the Bible were when He was ‘on his way’ to something. If he had the destination in mind, he never would have stopped for the blind man or the centurion’s daughter, for example.
So I try to be visionary, but also relaxed at the same time these days. (which is an interesting tension). I try to think more about how I can be a better person, rather than do ‘better’ or more productive things, if that makes sense.
With that in mind, I was watching one of my favourite science fiction shows (yep, I’m a sci fi junky), where the main characters were, of course, travelling to a parallel universe, bumping into other versions of themselves. The fascination of seeing how one version makes one decision that changes the course of their whole lives was what made both versions the same person, yet vastly different at the same time.
Before you write me off as a nutcase, the whole idea got me thinking – if I met myself in another universe (which I know is not possible – but just go with the idea here) – would it be a better version of me, or a worse version of me? Am I the best version of me that I can be?
Are you being the best ‘you’ you can be? What’s holding you back? How can you reach the true potential of who you are and what you are born for? Often its a small few steps that can create the changes you need.
You don’t need to travel far to be a great version of YOU. 🙂