– April 14, 2010
So gather up your jackets, move it to the exits
I hope you have found a friend
every new beginning comes from some other beginning’s end
-“Closing Time” by Semisonic
I’m sure many of you are familiar with these lyrics. Every time I hear them, they resonate differently with me. It seems to me that they can be adapted to any stage in life: whether its high school or college graduation, moving to a new city, starting a new job, or something as simple as the literal lyrics portray- leaving a bar.
The ability of these lyrics to transform and grow with you at whatever stage of life you’re in is amazing to me. The only constant with my generation is rapid change and so I often find myself in this position of being at step 1, looking ahead at the long process that I know is to soon follow. Sometimes it can be overwhelming. Yet on the flip side of that, it’s an adrenaline rush to be able to jump into something so unknown and start new.
Wouldn’t it be awesome if you could get that same rush at the beginning of every day? I was thinking about it and really it is possible. Every night when you leave work, or are going to sleep… think of that as exiting the bar in the song. Leave behind everything, get rested, and then wake up the next morning with a fresh mind ready to think about new things (or even the same things as yesterday but in a new perspective). Sometimes we get so bogged down in worrying about the things we didnt finish yesterday, or even the things we have to get done today. I challenge you all to think of it as an opportunity, and let this mindset aid in your creativity.
><(("> Michela Fleury
Michela is a ><(("> Team Member at Catch Your Limit, a management firm with offices in Tallahassee, Florida and Richmond, Virginia. To learn more, visit http://www.catchyourlimit.com/.
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