Shows like Homeland, the Killing, Mad Men, and other past greats like The Wire or The Sopranos tell complicated stories with dramatic themes like: you can never go home, you can’t deny your true nature, or the past will always catch up with you.
If the writers have done their job well, the theme of the show is reflected in the main and secondary storylines all the way through until the televised narrative comes to a dramatic end.
I’d say that if my life was a series, this season has been full of wonderful narrative twists and turns—some expected and others completely unanticipated. The season in my life and on Foodwoolf.com has been about big changes that began with small actions and events.
By aligning my personal and professional goals with my internal compass I saw how the incremental turns could lead to entirely new vistas.
The theme of 2014: Actively live in the paradoxes.
Give in order to get
Get comfortable being uncomfortable
Go slow to move faster
Get small to go big
Whenever I made leaning into a paradox a priority throughout my days in 2014 I saw extraordinary things happen. When I actively chose to do the opposite of easy—picking up the phone when I wanted to not call back, sending a generous email to a stranger rather than ignoring their request—I found success, generosity, abundance, and work that I have always wanted.