I’ve been using these ebbing days of my holiday sabbatical to check in with family, customers and friends. Know what I’m noticing? A very ambitious rush, where their ‘lists of opportunity’ are multiplying like the infection of a rampant virus.
The new year has barely begun: Goodness gracious, slow down!
Here’s what I know: An opportunity needs a champion to own it completely before it can amount to anything worthwhile.
And not just any champion. A devoutly committed, singularly devoted and passionately vocal champion, not someone who dips their toes in the water of one opportunity while looking around for the next one.
Meaningful convictions are kind of rare. However they aren’t rare due to limited availability, they’re rare because we human beings are so fickle and impatient; we flit and flutter from one thing to another and don’t execute as well as we’re able to.
If you were to choose one opportunity — perhaps one value, or one key concept — and be its champion, looking no further than that for now, you can wallow in the joyful exploration of all its connections. You can foster all the partnerships it can reveal for you, and you can be inspired by every single facet of its character, fascination, and potential for learning. You can see, hear, and otherwise sense that opportunity for all it is, and all it can be.
That’s what I’m going to do.
Somehow, I just know that I don’t need a bunch of lists in 2013. I just need to concentrate on what’s directly in front of me, focus on it completely, and zero in on all the opportunity it will offer me. I just know it, because I feel it, and I’m willing to trust in the feeling.
I may not be privy to the everything of what’s going on with you, so make your best decision. However consider a more singular focus on your most interesting opportunity, would you? If nothing else, have that best shot be the way you prioritize your lists.
Other opportunities will be waiting in the wings for your Ho‘ohana signature if they’re meant to be. This January, slow down. Enjoy this time, enjoy your presence within it just as it already is, and then, enjoy the striving on the opportunity (or the singular value) that you choose.
Keep me posted on what happens, would you?
Archive Aloha of our recent conversations:
- They seem happy enough. — Goal!
- Going Forward into 2013, with Aloha
- A Gift of Focus
- Just 5 Over the Holidays
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