On the table was a large, mostly unfinished, puzzle. A work of art; the puzzle of my life. One corner was complete and much of the edge down the right side was complete. I saw pieces of my life that I had forgotten about. And, scattered everywhere, I saw more pieces of my life, waiting to be added to the puzzle.
You want to start a business. You have a big idea for a book. You hope you can make the business, the book, the big idea come true. The dream of that big idea is so big in your mind’s eye, it takes up a whole room, a whole house, a whole street!
To every objection I made he gave a question I couldn't answer. The questions led me to understand that I was not giving myself credit. I soon understood that the group was a valuable opportunity and I wouldn't know how well I would do in it, until I tried.
Since my breast cancer diagnosis I have embraced the Chinese proverb, "The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago." Why? Because I can talk about something -- a plan, a dream, a goal -- for a year (as an example). At the end of that year, if I am no closer to bringing it to life then I have wasted a year on the growth of my "tree."