Tomorrow is my 45th birthday and what I call “half-time.” I have a vision of being strong, healthy, purposeful and fun until I hit 90 years old. Therefore, I am half done with my life and proud of it. Being that I celebrate birthday week, I consider this week the half-time show and then will enter into a brand new season of life. The second half, the better half, the defining half.
During birthday month, I’ve had several occasions to check the box to identify my age and without fail, 45 is the beginning of a new age bracket. As I continued to indulge my narcissism, I considered the 15 year spans I have already lived and the result of my growth and then contemplated what will this next one be for me?
- 0 – 14 = Physical Growth manifesting itself in my personality
- 15 – 29 = Emotional Growth manifesting itself in my character
- 30 – 44 = Spiritual Growth manifesting itself in my wisdom
- 45 – 59 = Impact Growth is what I hope this next 15 brings
Being a big Seahawks fan, I love that we are a 2nd half team. I mean, really—isn’t a great team truly great when they show up better and stronger in the 2nd half ready to finish well and win the prize? Well, that is my intention: To finish my race, to fulfill my purpose, to finish well.
To do so
I intend to impact my sphere of influence like never before. I intend to invest in the next generation. I intend to increase in my wisdom and coach more thought leaders in purpose-driven living, leadership, and business. I intend on leading people to discover what they were created to be and how to be on mission to fulfill it. I intend on being more generous, more compassionate, more courageous and more fun. I intend on seeing God’s face light up with delight when I see him face to face. I intend to live with clarity and only focus on what matters. I intend to finish well.
Therefore I will
Be fearless. Be confident. Be courageous. Be vulnerable. Be present. Be me.
What I need
A tribe of people who want the same thing. A group of people who, as my dad would say, are “In pursuit of excellence.” A team of eagles who want to be brilliant and strong and amazing along with me for a greater cause than anyone of us can be individually. A friend or two to be just as dedicated to their race as I am. A few good men and women who want to finish well no matter what season of life they are in!
Alas, I am taking today, March 19th, off to celebrate the first half victories, get in my own face about mistakes that must not to be repeated, high five my family and friends who love me and to get fired up for what is sure to be the winning second half.
It’s half time people – let’s do this!