One of the silver linings has been the importance of creating and having your own. Whether you’re just beginning your marathon or are on lap number 24, it can be such a rewarding and life-changing experience once you make the decision to start your race. You are your own competition and you are the only thing that can get in the way of reaching your goals.
We must keep in mind that greatness is a journey, whereas success is a destination. Much deeper than what short-term success can bring such as monetary gain, awards, and accolades, greatness is something that is achieved over time, through wisdom, leadership, and service. Greatness is an embodiment of your legacy, the joy you bring to those close to you as well as the positive impact you have on the world.
Fall is my favorite season of the year. All of the summer shenanigans have concluded and the time has come to buckle down and finish the year out strong. More importantly, autumn begins a few days after my birthday (Happy Belated to me!) and the beginning of basketball (NBA & NCAA) is right around the corner. If you know me on a personal level then you already know I'm a hooper and I love using basketball analogies as a way of articulating my perspectives and ideologies, because quite frankly – ball is life!
What God has planned in your life has been uniquely designed for you. I say ‘has’ because the story has already been written; you’re currently living in your purpose. What this means is regardless of what has happened or will happen (good or bad) in your life or in the lives of others, each singular daily experience has been meticulously scripted for each and every individual. Simply put, YOU ARE SPECIAL!!