My favorite addition to our household in 2013 was the Present. A time piece that makes a single circumnavigation of a colored clock face representing each season. Indecipherable movements mark each day but after a week away you notice time has elapsed. Almost suddenly the white of the Winter Solstice is abandoned for the blue hues of proper winter. Resolutions made in the brief white stripe of New Years are forgotten for old habits.
I use the clock for a strategic planning exercises. What do you want to accomplish during the Present’s next trip(s) around? What actions do you need to take? Who do you need to engage? Where do you need to travel? Where does your focus need to land? What will it feel like to have completed the circle and be forever changed?
So often we bemoan the lack of time available to concentrate on that which fulfills us. Obligations obscure the summit we set out to climb. Disorientation comes easily. Thinly anchored obstacles appear impassable. Stamina wanes. We get bored, discouraged, or scared and sit to rest. We have three hundred and sixty five opportunities to progress towards that which will forever alter our remarkable narrative.
What is waiting for you?