Anticipation mentally prepares us for results. Usually, we want to embrace these events by being happy, comparing past experiences, or being resistant to unexpected changes. I am a results seeking woman. I can’t just sit back and wait for things to just magically appear. I constantly strive towards reaching the end goal of securing accomplishments only to find that the desire to achieve more never ends. Some theorists may view me as being insatiable. Along the lines of not judging myself or others, I realized that hurrying to get to, what I viewed as the end really was a disservice to me and those that were part of my team. Reflecting on the anticipation of achieving personal accomplishments, emerged a pause regiment. The revelation revealed the overlooked hidden nuggets.
The hidden nuggets are called life cycles. Life cycles are defined as a course of events that bring a new existence and follow its growth into a mature and eventual critical mass decline. In other words, life cycles have high and low energy. The more I pondered on life cycles, my thoughts became fluid with the discovery of stages and transitions. My initial reaction was like many others Life cycles have a beginning, middle and ending phase and then become obsolete. My viewpoint of life cycles had changed from noticing that things do not end or become obsolete. Instead, they serve the purpose of becoming a solution to rationalize what is missing. These transitions occur among objects, human beings, and feelings.
Life cycles have value; they generate hidden nuggets, evolve in stories, and portray fun events that provoke interest, discovery, and knowledge. Life cycles generate curiosity or excitement; along with embracing the change that we do not have control over. They also highlight the reaction associated with our similarities, differences, actions, reactions, emotions, wasted time, linguistic skill and accomplishments. These transitions are influential among objects, human beings and feelings.
For instance, communication began as engraving symbols in mountains. People later were taught to speak diverse dialects as a form of communication. Objects were expanded to serve as tools for listeners to gather information. The establishment of radio, television, newspaper, and internet grew to amplify global events. Although earlier equipment or parts may be difficult to find, communication continues to emerge. As I switch gears to the humanistic side of things, I often ponder about the life cycles of people. A person begins their life dependent on others for nurturing. As the person ages, they seek assistance from others to gather knowledge. This knowledge engages the person to set a direction for their life. It is not unusual to find that people are goal driven. They become eager to await the arrival of children, get their first job and to become a leader within their career. They look forward to awards and achievements which serves as a congratulatory sign.
Each person had to encounter a diverse set of situations that resulted in displaying emotions. The emotions began with loud noises reflecting a cry as they entered the world to a person portraying a variety of emotions throughout their lifetime. Emotions are a natural way to communicate internal thoughts. Their fluidity shifts towards broadcast scales to display an outer reaction of what they are feeling. Historically people hide their emotions for the thoughts that others will judge their intentions. There are so many topics on a person’s emotional wellbeing; however, this is not a feature that I will discuss in this post. What I find more important is knowing that there is more than one way to interpret a situation.
Moving forward, life cycles should not be viewed as a drawback. For instance, what appears to be a drawback about life cycles has taken on a new meaning for me. It has created an exploration process, where I have found that the problem erupted from not recognizing the value and connection that life cycles have on the environment. I say this because there have been times where my focus was on getting things done and aligning myself with the goal of expectations just to show that I was on target. In doing so, the hidden nuggets remained abandoned.
In conclusion of exploring this blog post collectively, I come from the viewpoint that nothing is lost, stolen or obsolete. We must look at it with different lenses. So, as you recall the times where anticipation was valuable to you, begin thinking about the experiences. Ask yourself the following questions: have I taken time to acknowledge how my thoughts or actions manifested from my childhood? Do I see the connection between the people that have been instrumental in my life and served as an alignment tool towards my accomplishments? Do I recognize the internal/outward changes that I have survived only to realize that these changes took me to the next level? After exploring these questions, now you can say that all changes to my life cycle were waiting for me to embrace them as these series of events are the nucleus of where my story begins. I invite you to share your story about the hidden nuggets before others. Another valuable concept is knowing that the life cycle never ends. It continues even though we may not see it with our own eyes.
You are Marvelous!