“… Truly I tell you, if you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move. Nothing will be impossible for you.”
(Matthew 17:20 NIV Bible)
Every year I use the month of January as an opportunity to reflect on my upcoming year and how I would like to focus my attention. I find this more effective than setting arbitrary resolutions that I am not truly committed to follow through with. This year, a series of events and circumstances has crystallized for me what my key theme for 2015 should be.
The colloquial phrase ‘like a BOSS’ is the easiest way for me to summarize the theme because it captures the posture with which I am looking at this year.
The combination of two things in my current reality have made me realize that my only way to come out of this year where I want to will be by exercising a level of boldness that is usually outside of my comfort zone.
The first is that I am experiencing a very high level of constraints on my resources. Money is tight. Time is limited.
Despite these constraints, the second thing is that my vision is bigger than it has been since my mid-20s. I have a very clear picture of what I want spiritually, relationally, physically, professionally and financially.
It’s a big picture.
And the only way to bridge the gap between my resources and what needs to happen will be through a strategic use of leverage – squeeze a lot out of a little.
I will seek out and take advantage of opportunities that are as efficient as possible, while maintaining my integrity and commitment to serving others.
So what does ‘like a BOSS’ look like?
- It’s being honest with someone even when it’s uncomfortable
- It’s finding a way to get things done regardless of the obstacles
- It’s dreaming big and taking massive action to make those dreams happen
- It’s shrugging of negative comments from those who don’t get it while loving them just the same
- It’s not being afraid to fail because I know I can get right back up again
- It’s believing in others long enough for them to see the giant within
I don’t listen to Katy Perry but 2015 will hear me roar.