Are You Ready?

Have you ever had to make a difficult change in your life?

Maybe it was moving into a new house. As you get ready for the move, you need to prepare everything that you are going to pack up. You have to look at the new place and fix anything that is broken. There is planning necessary for this transition. At some point, you must decide if you are ready to enter into the change.

Or maybe it was entering into a new relationship. You have to consider what it will be like to share life with this person. You have to decide how open and trusting you will be. Your routine and schedule is going to change. You need to learn how to get along with this person with whom you start spending the majority of your time. There is planning necessary for this transition. At some point, you must decide if you are ready to enter into the change.

Or maybe it was the decision to have children. Once you know you want to have a child, you have to make sure you are ready. There is a lot of physical and mental health preparation necessary. You have to prepare a nursery and baby-proof the house. You have to get ready for ways life changes once a baby arrives. There is planning necessary for this transition. At some point, you must decide if you are ready to enter into the change.

So much preparation. So much planning. You must be entirely ready to face all these changes. But what does “entirely” mean? Does it mean that you are prepared for every potential scenario? Does it mean that you consider all challenges, risks, rewards, and successes that may come along? Does it mean you are prescient and can envision every transition life will throw at you?

Of course not. Being entirely ready does not mean that you will be able to control and predict every possible outcome. But it does mean that you are ready to face and endure every unpredictable scenario.

Being entirely ready means that you can face obstacles and persevere. It means as you are entering into each new phase of life you do so with an open mind, a humble spirit, and a willingness to learn.

So don’t think you need all the answers. In fact, you won’t even know all the questions. But you can be entirely ready to face the daily challenges that will come your way.

2 thoughts on “Are You Ready?

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