A few weeks ago, my family returned after a week on a farm in Wisconsin. All we wanted to do was unpack, shower, and go to bed. And, outside, our cherry tree was bursting with ripe cherries that were ready to be picked RIGHT NOW. The last thing we wanted to do was deal with those cherries.
An hour later, we were in that tree, pulling down handfuls of cherries and staying up late pitting and freezing them.
This is where this story is about you.
There are amazing opportunities bursting right in front of you RIGHT NOW. And being tired and busy with other things is no excuse to miss them. Maybe you know that you’re ready for a promotion, a challenging new assignment, to go part-time, to change jobs, to strike out on your own, or to redirect your focus.
Or maybe you just have a sense that something wants to change and you’re not sure what it is.
Do these things:
- Pull your head up from all the day-to-day stuff that weighs you down. Even if it’s only 5 or 10 minutes of silence at your desk.
- Open your eyes. See what’s right in front of you.
- Allow yourself to dream, even for a minute. Remember how you spent your time when you were eight.
Life is too short to just get by and survive. You’ve got this one wonderful life. Get in your cherry tree and start pulling down the ripe handfuls that are waiting for you to grab them.
And this winter, when you’re munching on my signature cherry crisp recipe (get it here!) and enjoying your awesome new project or your newfound free time, you’ll be glad you did.
Get out there and dream!
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