Move Beyond 2017

It’s hard to believe we are at the end of 2017. This year has been immensely full of life lessons. Some were well received and others I could have done without but all have taught me greater truths of the heights I am destined to reach.

Sometimes, I compare life to a garden. In order for a harvest to grow in abundance the environment has to be right for the crop. Once the seed is planted you have to continue to nurture the environment to ensure it remains conducive for growth. Every now and then this means you have to remove those things which try and hinder the manifestation of your harvest. Sometimes we get a bit lazy and don’t take care of our garden as we should. The weeds come, grow in numbers and suffocate the growth of our harvest. The sad truth is most times we see the weeds growing in their numbers but chose to ignore the effect they can have on our garden, often thinking, I’ll get to that later. Or, we “busy” ourselves completely forgetting the importance of the upkeep of the garden and before we know it we are back at square one – no growth, no harvest, more work. In essence, you reap what you sow.

But there is good news.

The soil in which your seed is planted still has life! Can you see it? The environment is still conducive for growth. Take the lessons you have learned in 2017 and transform them in to the properties you need for an abundant harvest. Your fruits are waiting to reach maturity. They are waiting to show you their beauty. All you have to do is shift your mindset from a place of loss to a place of life. Remember, after winter comes spring.

Leave 2017 in 2017.

But before you do so, reflect on all the good, the bad and even the ugly 2017 handed you. Write out the greatest lessons from the year. Forgive. Forgive. Forgive. This includes forgiving yourself. Carry with you only those things that will aid your growth in 2018.

In 2018, remember to speak life over your garden. Weed as much as necessary. Stop comparing the fruits of your labor to other gardens around you.

What are you waiting for? Your count down to sow new seeds and move beyond 2017 has begun.

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