When We Are Ready

 

Photo by Jordan Dinwiddie

 

Happiness is not something ready made. It comes from your own actions. ~Dalai Lama

 

 

We see opportunities for change when we are ready.

August 2009 I became aware that May 2011 was not that far off. Now those that follow my blog know that May 2011 was when my youngest child  would graduate from HS.

I needed a plan.

I knew two things: I wanted more love in my life and I wanted my work to be meaningful.  My sense of well-being and person-hood was tied up into these two concepts.

So I was granted two  wonderful gifts August 2009– Readiness and preparation

I heard someone say that we are always getting ready to live but never actually living. I became ready and even more important– I became willing.

I became open and I did the work.

I had a grateful heart. I expected that times would be hard and that I would make mistakes.

You have to be ready and prepared for a promotion or any other significant change.   People who knew me two years ago look at me with wonder in their eyes like I am magical

I said I wanted something and I did it.

I am far from magical.(ask my ex-husband)

I was not bold or brilliant.

I was ready.

I was ready and willing to do good work, wanting to contribute my ideas and collaborate on interesting projects ,  I was ready to take  on more responsibility and greater challenges. I was no longer willing to  work for managers  or leaders who would  hold me back, insisting that I wait for decisions or instructions.

I was ready.

An opportunity appeared  and I was ready.

The most important question anyone can ask you is are you ready?

 

 

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