It’s that time of year when many are driven by excitement; the excitement of Christmas, the festivities, and the prospect of a new year. It’s a time when many are planning get-togethers with friends and family, perhaps more so this year given the restrictions in place in 2020. It’s also a time which some find challenging, difficult, almost unwelcome.
And it always reminds me of how infectious excitement, much like laughter, joy, and happiness, can be. It’s also true that when we are driven by excitement we can achieve so much more. Excitement leads us to take another step, and then another, and then one more. Excitement allows us to overcome the challenges, resolve the problems, and learn from the setbacks. Excitement gives us energy.
Remember, then, as you make plans, set yourself goals, and pose challenges, that you need to do so with excitement. If there’s no excitement, it’s almost certain that you’re aiming in the wrong direction, looking for the wrong thing, focussing in the wrong way. Because, when you’re driven by excitement, even if in the end it all turns out differently from what you thought you were heading for, it’s still worth the trip. Which you already know, don’t you?