I’ve decided that this will be my one word for 2015.
There are so many things to fight for. For some, I know the word “fight” may even be a little too violent–maybe even a bit unspiritual.
For me, it’s the essence of what I do. I fight to be a good husband and dad. I fight to build an organization that fights to break the chains of extreme poverty. I know in 2015, I’m going to have to fight to write a book. I’m also going to have to fight to be healthy, rest well, and enjoy the journey.
Fighters change the world. But, as Mike Tyson remind us: “Everybody has a plan until they get punched in the mouth.”
Iron MIke is right. I’ve been punched in the mouth so many times these past few years. As a matter of fact, your calling becomes clear when you get punched in the mouth and you don’t run away; instead, you fight back.
My hope is not that I want 2015 to be my “best year ever.” Improper expectations tend to crush the soul when they’re not met. Instead, I’m seeking the wisdom to lead well, the courage to take each day at a time, the energy to move the needle forward, inch by inch, and the commitment to do life with a group of people who feel the same way!
Together, we will fight for a better, more peaceful world, filled with more love and joy and grace.
We know that our fight is not against flesh and blood. You see, we’re all fighters. We just have to choose to accept that fact and get in the ring and fight.
What are you fighting for? Leave a comment and let me know. We can root for one another in 2015.