This morning I was just thinking how fast this year has already gone by…and how much I’ve changed. I felt compelled to write a little about it here.
Virtues to aspire to for the remainder of 2013: patience, courage, faith.
Patience in knowing that acquiring experience as wells as building relationships with clientele and earning their trust takes time. The courage to try new things in order to further myself–so I might one day be able to say “yes, I am experienced” while acknowledging there is still much left to learn. Faith that I have what it takes to confidently live the life I’ve been given and am capable of making the most of it.
I’ve never liked being considered “new” or “not good” or “inexperienced” in anything I’ve put my mind to. It’s easy to avoid such endeavors when other things are nearly always going “right,” but when you get to a point where all seems to be going “wrong,” that leaves you with no place to hide.
Sometimes I’ve allowed the fear of failure or mediocrity to become a hinderance, an excuse for not trying–so much that I let it rule my life, stunting my growth as an adult. But this year I’ve realized that fear is not an acceptable excuse anymore.
Halfway through 2013 I can look back and say I’ve made a lot of positive changes in this regard, and it’s certainly a start…but let’s see what else we can accomplish before the year is over.