Perfectly positioned, I bet you didn't know and a bonus.
The first Thanksgiving was celebrated in 1621, however, Thanksgiving did not become a national holiday until 1863. Yes, that's right Honest Abe made it official. Did you know that we can largely thank a woman by the name of Sarah Hale for helping make Thanksgiving a national holiday? Sarah had lobbied government for years to make it official as she thought it would help Americans take their minds off their differences and unite for the blessings in their lives. You may not know the name Sarah Hale, but you certainly know her poem, "Mary Had A Little Lamb". I bet you can even play it on the piano!
Thanksgiving is perfectly positioned. Most of the year is logged in the books and our memory banks, but there may be just enough time left on the clock to finish materializing visions we had for 2019 way back in January. A Modern maxim says, “People tend to overestimate what can be done in a year, but underestimate what can be done in 3 to 5 years.” Keep that in mind if you are unable to cram everything you want into 2019, there is hope for another year. Roll your unfinished business into 2020 and get after it again. Life is a marathon, not a sprint. In the short-term luck can play a big roll. In the long-run luck has little influence. We are what we repetitively do over many years. If we want to change ourselves, we must change what we do.
I encourage you to continue on this journey with us. Lets see what is possible. If you are a client or friend, you have undoubtedly heard me talk about superpowers. As humans, I believe we have several superpowers that when harnessed, allow us to do extraordinary things. One of those superpowers is gratitude. To some people, the world mysteriously rewards thankful people. To me, it is not a mystery at all. Thankful people tend to be positive people. A positive mind seeks out other positive experiences and opportunities. When we are grateful, we make room for more positive events to enter our lives. If you are a go-getter, perhaps no holiday is better suited to help you on your journey than Thanksgiving. May your Thanksgiving allow you to reveal the blessings in your life. -Nate Crosby
PS. There will be missteps and setbacks in your life. I wanted to share an episode of Dynamic Growth that reveals our process for using disappointment as a means for helping you achieve your goals faster. I think you'll like it.