Explore the transformative power of celebrating both victories and challenges in the pursuit of new beginnings.

Fuel 2024 with Discoveries from 2023

Do you need some fresh wind in your sails?

If you are a person who despises New Year’s Resolutions, please keep reading. This is not that.

Truth is, whether you call it a resolution, goal, vision, or drive, who doesn’t need some fresh direction?

One way I have learned to get focused in that fresh, new, right direction is to celebrate!

I celebrate all that was accomplished in the year ending, as well as all that was challenged, BECAUSE…

There is great insight at the intersection of success and frustration!

Two questions are all it takes to get that fresh wind blowing:

  1. What are my victories from this past year?
  2. What were my challenges from this past year?

You can feel the wind start to blow as you stand in that gap.

For example:

  1. a victory for me would be the publishing of my book Loud Is Not A Language (LINAL)
  2. a challenge/frustration was knowing how to take that book and turn it into a movement that can change culture

There is a gap between victory and challenge, and we have a chance to step courageously into that space and receive the wind of fresh ideas and direction.

Don’t discount your success.

Maybe you didn’t produce a movie or start a new business or build your dream home.

But maybe you reconciled a broken relationship, stopped smoking, or planted that garden you have been talking about for years.

Success is living out a specific purpose on purpose. Whatever that purpose is.

Frustrating challenges come to derail, destroy, or diminish those successes.

The wind of change is found in that space that holds the tension. It fuels our new beginning. Our new year. Our new focus.
For me, I discovered the need for more events that inform, inspire and ignite the belief and vision LINAL prioritizes… that a culture can change through an intentional, grassroots movement of integrity and respect.

What about you?

What is the wind you feel blowing in the gap between your success and frustration?

How will you fuel that fresh wind?

I would love to hear your vision for 2024 and what you long to accomplish. If you hit reply and let me know, I promise to read it, pray over it, and agree with you for those accomplishments.

If you are interested in shifting the culture to build bridges and take down some walls, let me know that, too. I would love to share the LINAL vision and possibly link arms with you to fuel the LINAL Movement!

Brenda is a believer in impossible possibilities. In brokenness becoming beautiful. In justice and mercy and honor and power – with love perfecting them all. She is a wife, mom, mimi, daughter, and friend who also enjoys speaking, writing, and coaching.