Change is a lot like a storm.
Sometimes, It can catch you off guard if you aren’t looking, we’re rain sweeps in and lightning strikes. A little preparation and you could have probably seen It coming, but alas, preparing for a storm that’s already above you doesn’t do much good. You could equate this to the ‘sh*t happens’ category. The death of a loved one, broken bones, or sudden opportunity.
Other times, storms roll in from the distance. You can feel the drop in temperature, and see something is about to occur. These, in my opinion, are the most powerful storms. (At least, in this analogy to change in life anyway) Where you are faced with a decision, in fact, have made a decision in your heart, and are just waiting for your mind and body to catch up.
Storms like these are how you create massive growth in your life.
A storm is a storm. It could be seen as a force for evil or good, but that depends on the personification we give It. Pain and setback can either lead to suffering or opportunity — it’s our choice. Possibilities and decisions can do the same, complacency or opportunity. Again our choice.
The worst storms can wash clean our expectations and assumptions of what ouïr life should be. The storms we make ourselves can bring fresh water to the earth and ripple across our lives and the lives of others.
How many lives have been positively changed because of a small decision to create good in the world.
You can be a force of change too, if you choose to be.
Stay BOLD, Keep Pursuing,
— Josh Waggoner