I love watching little kids play soccer. I remember when my daughter was young and was playing. It looked like a little mass of energy running around the soccer ball and kicking at it. If a kid got the ball out of the middle, they would take off with exuberance in whatever direction they left the mass of kids. Sometimes they would score a goal for their own team. Sometimes they would score a goal for the other time. It really didn’t matter, though, because they were excited either way. I wish I could remember that excitement. I wish I could relive the joy of just kicking a ball. In life, I think that we forget why we were put here. We forget the simple joy of simply being who we were designed to be.
Too often, we simply try to keep our ball in play and yet never break free of the societal mass and influence that keeps us in-line. If we do, then people begin to yell from the sidelines that we are operating “outside of the norms.” The direction that we are supposed to run is the direction that we were designed for. We were designed to be one with the Spirit and to forgive. Our purpose isn’t to stay in the mass of expectations. It is to break free and run for the goal with all of our might. When we have the goal in mind and we know what our purpose is, then we run and kick and smile the entire way to the goal. It isn’t a chore! It’s a joy to play the game we were designed to play!
My challenge to you today is to remember that you were designed for greatness, destined to create change, and charged with the quest of changing this world by forgiving others and by being the light for another person. Will you accept the challenge to be authentically you? Will you live your life in high gear, showing love and forgiving to those that you encounter? Will you run in the right direction and win the race by simply being who you were designed to be? I truly hope so!!!
To Your Success,
Jody N Holland
Jody is a writer, motivational speaker, consultant, and entrepreneur. He has been the keynote speaker at over 250 events around the world. Jody speaks more than 150 times per year at different programs, and he has given more than 10,000 speeches during his career.