On your mark!  Get set!  Go! 

Do you feel like you are ready to race out of a stall?  This is a new year and a new you.  You have set your goals in front of you, and you have a new outlook on life.  The old has gone; the new has come.  Now what?

The month of January is a “gateway.”  It is an entrance to a new year, a new chapter, a new beginning.  What you do during this pivotal month usually sets the tone for the year.  You revere it by making new pledges, commitments, resolutions, dreams, etc.  Many times, by doing so, you think nothing of it.  It’s tradition.  It’s what you normally do.  It’s your starting point, your mark, the stall through which you are launched.  

With that being shared, take a moment to think about your eyes.  Yes, your eyes.  Herman Melville wrote in one of his novels, “The eyes are the gateway to the soul.”  This is such a true statement.  Have you ever seen or imagined something, liked the idea of it, then began to dream about it becoming a reality?  What you saw got into your soul (your mind, your will, your emotions). 

I can remember as a runner I would have to see my desired goal in my mind’s eye.  It was never visible at the start of the race.  I could only see it in my head.  I knew what it looked like and what awaited me once I got there.  However, I had miles to go before I arrived.  The drive inside of me to reach the mark was strong enough to keep me focused and persevering until my efforts paid off.  I have to admit, there would be times I would see others falling to the side from exhaustion and I would feel like doing the same.  However, not making it to the finish line was not an option for me.  I would have to readjust my focus and not look at what others were doing.  I had to keep my goal in sight. 

Based upon what you have allowed your eyes to gaze upon, what new commitments, pledges, resolutions, dreams have you made an alliance with?  You may not realize it, but whatever the eyes see that is what the mind has a tendency to believe.  It is important that you do not fix your eyes on the things that are temporal – momentary cares or woes.  You must fix your eyes on those things that are unseen – hope and faith.  From there, you will be able to do great things that you could have once only imagined. 

Be careful not to get distracted by things that you should not fix your eyes upon.  Like a horse with blinders, only look ahead in the direction that you truly desire to go – not to the right or left.  Intentionally fix the gateway of your eyes on the goal desired.

May this “gateway” month launch you into whatever your eyes can see.  On your mark! Get set! Go! It’s a good time to be you!

Peace and Joy,

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