Fresh air coming in when I open a window (I love the mild weather we’ve been having lately) together with longer days, turns my mind to thoughts to spring, fuels my urge to get my creaky bones out on a bike, to go for long walks in the park and not have to bundle up to spend time outside.
I’m a realist, I know winter will snow-shock us a few more times, but spring’s start is not so far away.
This mindset/psychological shift from winter-think to spring-feel is magical anywhere, but we always get it early in Calgary; chinook winds helped, but even on sunny cold days, winter’s gloom fades as we get further from ‘last year,’ and closer to spring.
This way of seeing things, a ‘looking forward’ strategy vs. ‘coming from where we’ve been’ is essential for all of us whether we are riding a happy wave or smiling hopefully waiting for one, looking forward is always the better strategy. Always.
The past is cast in wet cement – we could scratch our initials in it, at best, but otherwise, it’s done; the past is baked-in to past results, but we should avoid letting recent results, favorable or not, from road-mapping our future.
The future is uncharted, unexplored, and unexploited.
Wander in, wade in, leap in, dive in, plunge – paddle fast, paddle hard, paddle smart.
This week can be hellish, or this year can be fruitful, and it isn’t so much about facts, or capital. It’s rooted in attitude. We all have one, but which way is it pointed?