What if I told you that you have all the ingredients you need to start the next phase of your life?
Would you believe me, or would you start coming up with a laundry list of all the things you need but don’t have?
Life is like cooking dinner.
The dinner you eat is the life you live. The ingredients you use are the building blocks that you already have. The act of cooking is going through the act of converting whatever knowledge you have into a the product of the meal from the building blocks of the ingredients.
Underneath it all is the will to make a meal. The willingness to step into the kitchen.
For some, there is no will to cook and they eat pizza. The live with whatever the pizza guy brings and they end up with dinners that don’t give them much nutrition.
Some of us don’t know how to cook well. We try, but the results often turn into a barely edible meal. We resign ourselves to the fate of never being a good cook.
Others of us actively try to learn how to be better. We aren’t very good now but believe that we can be with enough effort and time. Our meals are hit or miss, but they nurture our bodies as we learn to be better.
There are some who are good at cooking. Somewhere in the past, they learned ‘how it works’ and they make it look easy and enjoy the meals that they prepare. They are able to be as healthy as they want to be, and they enjoy the process.
Even if all of these people start out with the same ingredients their meals will turn out very differently.
What is a good meal worth to you?
Is it worth your time? Your energy? Is it worth going through some failures in order to be confident that you can create a good dinner that will nourish you? Is it worth stepping into the kitchen for?
Our dinners don’t just happen to us, and neither do our lives. What choice can you make to get the meal you want?