POINT TO PONDER
"Life is 10 percent what you make it and 90 percent how you take it."
- Irving Berlin
REFLECTION by Rajiv Shah
We are in the middle of the holiday season and are on the precipice of a brand new year. This a time for reflection and assessment as we look back on 2013 and plan for 2014.
Sometimes we see the progress we've made - a promotion earned, a rise in income, or the growth in our children - but sometimes (and possibly more often) we hear the voice that nags us about the things we didn't do. We look in the mirror and realize we didn't lose that 10 pounds this year. We didn't write that novel gestitating in the back of our minds. And maybe we experienced loss, in the form in someone close to us. These events can sometimes sit on the forefront of our thoughts. There are two sides to every coin and life gives us both in variable doses. It's all in our perspective and atttiude.
I was reminded of this the other day when I met with a friend. My friend asked me what I was looking forward to in 2014. I told him I'm looking forward to finally making my passionate project, a film that has long been in the works. I admitted it was a scary and that I wasn't sure how it was going to turn out. I finished by saying, "well, you gotta go for it, I mean, what's the worst that can happen, right?" He looked at me, smiled and said, "no man, what's the best that can happen?"
That's what I'd like to leave with you as you set your sights on 2014. We always have a choice about what we chose to focus on. So tell us:
What's the best that can happen?