Sounds like we have some winter coming. It reminds me of Jim Rohn and his explanation of winters as part of life’s natural flow.
Jim starts by explaining that we can’t change the seasons of life. We can only change our response to the seasons.
Jim says “Learn how to handle the winters, they always come right after fall”
Jim goes on to say that there are all kind of winters.
The winter when you can’t figure it out.
The winter when it all goes smash.
Economic winters, social winters.
The winter when your heart is smashed into a thousand pieces.
No matter what kind of winter you may or may not be experiencing at any given point, it is important to remember that we all face winters in our life.
Jim says “When it was winter, I used to wish it was summer.” But then he realized that winter served its own purpose.
Winter is a time to do three things.
Get stronger. Get wiser. Get better.
This part about handling the winters of life is probably my favorite of the four seasons and his explanation of them. I think it made the most sense to me because I used to (at least I am trying to make it used to) complain about the winters in IL and think that wasn’t any good that came of the winter time.
Jim’s explanation of winter gave me a different perspective. We need to use winter as a time to get stronger, wiser, and better. It is a time to hone our skills so that we can take advantage of the next season…..spring.
Make it a great day.