Coming Full Circle in Personal Growth and Development
It takes quite a while to learn important life lessons, but there eventually comes the moment when you know that you have learned them well.
My second book, Coming Full Circle, Poems, Prayers, and Quotes, promoting hope, faith, and personal growth, is finally finished, launched, and uploaded to many sites (it will be available on this site soon). Its completion took much longer than I expected because it was supposed to have been completed in April 2011, not in January, or March (depending upon where you look) of 2012.
The delay in getting it out taught me valuable lessons that I shall never forget, and it increased my productivity while doing so.
Every poem in the book is an original work resulting from some aspect of my life, and frequently, I did not think I would ever complete it, although it is much smaller (100 pages) than my first book (162 pages).
During the very slow times when I was not inspired to work, I found myself cheering me on by writing a poem that either described my challenging situation or one that caused me to take action.
The poems, NOW and A MATTER of TRUST, propelled me out of my malaise and made me realize that it takes quite a while to learn important life lessons, but there eventually comes the moment when you know that you have learned them well.
NOW taught me to get things done as soon as possible, and even today, it keeps me aware of how quickly I can slip back into being unproductive. Now, when I find myself procrastinating, I go to the book (it is kept on the table beside my bed) and read NOW aloud, and this is usually enough to get me moving again. The same is true with A MATTER of TRUST; my faith in God and in the abilities He has given me are re-energized each time I read this one because I believe what it says, and it came to me at a time when I needed inspiration.
FROM HERE, my favorite poem in the volume, gives me hope because it lets me know that I have made tremendous progress, and as I continue, I will get closer and closer to my goals which are not so hard to see and imagine from where I am now because of the work I have already done.
Working on the book also taught me to be my best advocate and to push forward, no matter how difficult the situation appears to be.
As a result, I am much more upbeat, optimistic, and confident of my work ; I truly believe that all things are possible, and with this belief, I move forward.
What about you? Are there areas or pockets of your life that need to be stirred? Have you come full circle in growth in a specific area? If so, you know exactly what I mean and how I feel, and I say to you: keep growing, keep shining, and keep coming full circle in your life, hopes and dreams!
What to Do Next?
* Answer the questions found in the Blog as honestly as possible;
* Determine what actions you need to take to begin or to continue moving forward on an abandoned or new project;
* Pray for direction and insight;
* Find someone interested in your success to help hold you accountable;
* Continue to grow and shine!
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