Blooms of Potential and Adaptability

The blooms of May and early June express the potential for fruit later in the summer. As with everything in our lives, a process unfolds toward fruition—projects, tasks, cycles of growth within ourselves; the list could go on and on.

What’s interesting is that sometimes processes take unexpected turns, twists or detours.

The unknown can be a little scary, but flexibility and adaptability are important in the process of bringing something into reality. That something can be a project you are working on, a new career, a garden, a home, a trip, etc.  Personal expectations that things will follow a course that we have mapped out in our minds can sometimes be illusory, keeping us holding on to an avenue or path that just won’t take us where we need to go.  And maybe there’s a much better way to the destination (or perhaps even a better destination!) we haven’t been able to see that’s part of the bigger picture.

Photo by Mary Claire O'Neal

Have you ever decided to change a goal because you have changed?  Sure.  Change happens, and what we are working toward can change. Sometimes the process can take us to the understanding that we really didn’t want what we thought we wanted—maybe even show us a goal much better than the one we had when we started on that path.

Even though we may not have known it at the time, everything we have experienced, even a seeming detour, has brought us to where we are now and the potential for our current dreams and goals. But it all started with a seed idea to start the movement toward something we wanted to achieve or create.

Adaptability on the path toward our dreams and goals helps insure that we will reach our destination–perhaps a destination more splendid than we originally imagined!

© Mary Claire O’Neal

Mary Claire O’Neal is a communication consultant, coach, speaker and author of the award winning book, Becoming What You Want to See in the World.  For more

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