I’m watching my grass grow green right now. It’s pouring rain and I’ve got my kitchen windows open to listen. Cup of coffee in hand, the pitter-patter of rain is music takes me to a place of reflection on my own “grass” in my life. I have patches of lush green, but also some blotchy brown spots of neglect. As the “homeowner” of my own life, if I don’t tend to the brown patches, then eventually the brown will infect and take over the green goodness that I do have.
Make this weekend your time to water your brown ground. It’s easy for us to be hyper-focused on what we enjoy doing, on what we excel at, or at what is going well right now. Much harder is it to keep the things or areas of our lives that are more of a struggle in our top priorities. You can’t ignore something away however, so own up to your brown ground and start watering it to green.
Reflection of the Weekend:
Make a list of all of the things about your current “grass” that is green. List out your greens, that is, the things going well in your life and business right now. After that, list out what is brown in your personal life.
Challenge of the Weekend:
Pick one area of your brown grass and make an actionable plan to be proactive in watering it (and addressing it). It might be a fitness goal, a nutritional change, or perhaps opening up a hardened section of your heart to the idea of forgiveness. Whatever it is, you must do something. If your life is an unorganized, chaotic, mess, change that this weekend. Perhaps you keep putting off signing up for a race or a fitness goal because your fear is speaking louder. Ignore the fear and saturate your mind with truth and with action. Tolerate the brown that is bringing you down no longer.