Optimising our potential across all dimensions of life involves having a growth-oriented approach to life. Consider the fixed nature of the mindset we bring to these three statements; I can’t do mathematics, I can’t write, Mary is impossible to get along with.
Possibilities emerge when we insert one simple word. I haven’t learnt how to solve equations, yet. I haven’t learnt how to capture the central idea in my writing, yet. I haven’t found the way to connect with Mary, yet. The simple insertion of ‘yet’ into the end of our sentences changes our thinking, opens us to possibility and points the way to action. This is our mantra for the year. YET. For deep growth to occur we are constantly in a state of ‘yet’. The people of energy and vitality who make a difference in our lives are those who, whether they are 11, 15, 18, 30, 50, 80 or 90 years old, thrive in the world of ‘yet’. They recognise the strengths in a situation, focus on the improvement from a perspective that we haven’t learnt it yet and take action.
We are in the driver’s seat. God has not predetermined a limit to who we are, how we think or what we can do. Instead, we are gifted with choice and opportunity. Every one of us can make dreams realities.