Can you imagine that it’s 2020? To me, it seems like yesterday that we lived with an expectation and uncertainty of a new millennium (for those that can remember Y2K. )
So, I have a challenge, I have no idea who penned the following words, no author is mentioned, but when I read them something leaped inside and challenged me.
“I do not choose to be a common man. It’s my right to be uncommon if I can. I seek opportunity, not security. I do not wish to be a kept citizen, humbled and dulled by having the company look after me. I want to take the calculated risk, to dream and to build, to fail and to succeed. I refuse to barter incentive for a dole. I prefer the challenges of life to the guaranteed existence; the thrill of the fulfillment to the state of the calm of utopia. I will not trade freedom for beneficence, nor dignity for a handout. It is my heritage to think and act for myself, to enjoy the benefits of my creations, to face the world boldly and say, “This I have done”’
What a heart full! Although I don’t know who wrote that, I do know who wrote the following. “I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith. Now there is in store for me a crown of righteousness.” 2 Timothy 4:7-8 NIV.
Keep running, keep going, have big dreams and bold actions, this is going to be a great year. Welcome, 2020!