I have a friend who was so enamored with Dancing with the Stars that she decided to take ballroom dancing lessons. Lo and behold she discovered she has talent and because she has time and money she decided to compete on the local level. Her husband now jokingly complains that she has more time for her teacher than she does for him. When skill, time, money and devotion meet like this it can change a life. Her children are grown, her business is thriving, her husband has his own passions and now my friend has an outlet for her creativity.
But not every story has smooth sailing to a happy end, does it? Many of you get incredibly excited about the prospect of having an organized environment only to fall victim to over achieving, hitting a plateau or being done in by your family or co-workers. Take Schweitzer's words to heart. Every bump along the way teaches us something about ourselves, our goals and the journey. Be open to constantly re-examining why you want to achieve this goal, what's really happening and what does the pause teach or offer you? Remember it's a pause on a long journey. It's only The End if you declare it so and then chaos wins. And I hate to see that!