I never had trouble getting my children to go to bed on Christmas Eve, although they probably were too excited to sleep. They didn’t know exactly what the next day would bring; they only knew that it would be good.
Children never entertain the idea that the next day won’t happen or that it won’t be good. They live on the faith that the next day will be wonderful and it always is.
As adults, we must create goals for our lives that give us that same anticipation of joy that we felt on Christmas Eve or the night before an important birthday. That “I can hardly wait” feeling about your future.
Find a goal for your life that gets you as excited as Christmas, your wedding, the senior prom, graduation, getting your driver’s license.
Then mentally and physically prepare for your new future. Just as we prepare for holidays with a tree, shopping, baking and decorations, we must also prepare for our new, joyous future.
Planning and imagining what our future will look like builds excitement. Preparation keeps movement going, it generates energy and drive. Just like our children, we should not even entertain the thought that our future won’t happen or that it won’t be wonderful.
Attack you goals with the vigor of a young child.
Anticipate your new life as if it were a holiday because your future should be something to celebrate.
Stop back on Monday for a very special seven-day Kwanzaa series.
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Happy holiday to you all. I’m too excited to sleep.