I know it’s a ridiculous thought, but part of me is always pretty sure that I’ve already delivered my last good talk. Like, I’ll never be insightful or witty or heart-touching again. Like, it’s all downhill from here. Like, I had a set number of decent ideas in me, and I’ve blown through them all already.
Instead of viewing past success, experienced success, as an indicator of future successes, this part of me wants to see it as evidence that my best is all behind me. It sounds silly when I admit it out loud, but it’s the sort of self-sabotage that I deal with in my own mind all the time.
And I don’t think I’m alone in this… Most of us have some version, some area of life (or maybe several areas) where it’s hard to imagine that the best is yet to come. But the truth is — if we can imagine it, if we can allow ourselves to believe in the possibility, then the best is yet to come, always and everywhere. Everything good leads to better. Everything challenging leads to triumph. Good stretches so far into eternity that the word “last” only makes any sort of sense as part of ever-last-ing!
I can’t wait to see you Saturday at 6:00 pm at Albuquerque Center for Spiritual Living. (abqcsl.org). Join us for wine & cheese & cheer at 5:30. XO,. Drew