Renaissance and 2020/20

Life is a process of becoming, a combination of states we have to go through. Where people fail is that they wish to elect a state and remain in it. This is a kind of death.

— Anais Nin —

It’s that time of life for me. Every five years I challenge myself to grow from a professional standpoint. Sometimes it means I expand the scope of my current situation and other times it means that I move on to something new. I’ve been doing this for the past thirty years.

I’ve had friends marvel at my ability to recreate myself. My wife refers to me as her “renaissance man.”

I don’t know what I am other than a person who knows his days are numbered. I’m also a person who gets a bit apoplectic when he sees people stuck in ruts.

Recently I’ve found myself thinking–2020/20–the year 2020 is less than 100 days away and at the age of 60–I have about 20 solid years left in my life…I only have four more cycles of five years…DANG!

I’m excited to make my next 20 my best 20.

What changes have you been pondering?

Comfort is the enemy of growth.

What if you knew you only had twenty, ten, five or two good years left? Would you do anything differently?

Have you been hanging on to the same old paralyzing fears and/or resentment(s) for years? Why not let them go?

Have you been continuously shutting down God’s nudges to do something different with your life? Why not try something different?

I could go on and on but I have work to do–how about you?


Psalm 90:12, “So teach us to number our days that we may get a heart of wisdom.” 

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