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?