December 21st is the winter solstice as well as the shortest day of the year. How many of you noticed any difference between sunset on the 21st, vs the 20th? My Christmas lights come on at 5:30pm and it seemed to be dark about the same time as the day before. As a matter of fact I didn’t notice it getting darker for a week or more before the 21st.
How many of you watched the Grand Conjunction? This was a once every 800+ year astronomical event where the planets Jupiter and Saturn pass close together forming a single bright star. If you had been paying attention throughout the year the two stars slowly came together. There was little difference of the spread everyday, however when you looked back over time the planets covered a lot of sky to come together.
Nature takes its time to create greatness. We are a part of nature, and for that reason creating greatness in our lives also takes time. If you want to live a happier, healthier and more abundant life, you will need to take a step forward everyday. If you read one page in a book, and learn one small thing today, you will become smarter. However when you wake up tomorrow you will most likely see or feel no different. Your life will still be stagnant. Now on day two, three, and so on, if you continue to read one page, and learn one new thought, you will begin to see and feel the change. Now after thirty days, three months, or a year when you look back, you will see how much you accomplished, you will be amazed!
Day by day the little changes seem insignificant, but when you add them all up you will see the change as monumental. Just as the difference between December 21st and June 21st is like night and day, accomplishing, learning and growing everyday creates monumental changes to your life over time as well.
If you commit to taking that one step everyday, I guarantee you that after 6 months your life will begin looking drastically different. You can be, do, have anything you want, but you have to commit to it daily. Take daily steps, but focus on the long-term change.
We, like nature, take time to achieve greatness.