See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up…Isaiah 43:19
Well, this is new, blogging. So let’s start with that, new. What is “new”? New isn’t anything “new” but somehow it is new. Who knew? Ok, let’s get serious.
New is something we often face, it’s the unknown, it makes us nervous, uncertain, optimistic, pessimistic, etc. Here is what I’ve come to learn and I hope it helps you.
N – now
E – expecting a
W – watershed moment
Right now at this moment, what we expect is a “watershed” moment. Let me explain.
“Now”, this moment. This exact second. Can be pivotal. Unfortunately for must of us it will be the same ole’ same ole’. The Harvard Business Review in an article titled, “Six Keys to Changing Almost Anything” by Tony Schwartz reports, “Fully 95 percent of our behaviors are habitual, or occur in response to a strong external stimulus.” That means most us, as I like to say, will “let life happen to us instead of us happening to life.” But NOW can be different for you. Will you chose now to be different?
“Expecting” – What if we expected more? What if we expected more from our kids, co-workers, society, etc. What if there was a group of people that, in this moment, in this instance expected more. Studies seem to indicate that when we have an expectation that’s what we train our brains to look for. The result? That’s what we see. Like the car you bought. You trained your brain to look for that car. Now that you bought it you realize, “These cars are everywhere.” They’ve always been there but in your hunt for a type of car you trained your brain to find what you want to find. The same is true of everything in life. You can train your brain on what to expect. What are you expecting?
“Watershed”, it’s a weird word but it’s perfect. Watershed means, “a period marking a turning point in a course..”. What if we started seeing each moment as a potential watershed moment. A “now” moment where we change the course of our own life. Maybe this blog will push you to start something new. A watershed moment. A moment in which you shed everything that’s holding you back from starting something new.
That’s why I’m starting this NEW endeavor. Because I believe you, we, need a N.O.W. moment to make the changes we’ve so desperately longed for. Can we change? Yes. Can we do it together? Yes. Can we be more? Yes. Can we journey together for this change, this N.O.W. moment? Yes, we will!!
Let’s walk this journey together. I’m going to inspire you to do more, be more, and succeed. Why? Because you can. Let’s do this together.