Jameson frank says “Our Greatest battles are those that are fought in our own minds.”
Ain’t that the truth and wouldn’t the world be a much better place if that were the only place battles were fought?
I know, that for me on a personal level, the time I took out from my clients between the 19th of December 2008 and the 4th January 2009, served not only as a rest period, but also gave me a chance to finish off some of the battles in my mind that started during the course of 2008.
I know that for many (myself included) 2008 was a challenging year. I certainly had one, not only from a business point of view, but also from a personal perspective.
My business has morphed in so many ways and become so much more than what I first envisioned. I have started a second business, that is so completely different to what I do and have done in the past, I have walked away from some pretty long term friendships and I have grown so much as a person.
Most of these changes meant that great battles had to be fought in my mind.
All of these changes came about as a direct result of battles that had already been fought . . . and won.
You see for me, although I am not scared of change and once the decision has been made, I usually embrace change – in many of these instances the actual decision to make the change, was extremely difficult and painful, but I knew deep down inside that they had to be made in order for me to move on or move forward.
I made a choice to move forward in my life and in order for me to do that, changes had to be made – some of those changes cost me dearly, but had I not paid the price – I could have been stuck there for a long time and that price was one that I was not prepared to pay.
So now I am rested and ready and excited and rearing to go, into 2009, where I will reap the benefits of winning those battles and paying those prices!
What about you – how have your battles gone? Are you ready to make history in 2009? I know I am!