Just before some pending event or experience, something in the air or within is already primed. It’s those few minutes before the storm. It’s the moment your eyes meet and ready to acknowledge the connection. It’s the plan leading up to the delivery date of a project. Life crackles with the electricity of creation.

The time before builds anticipation. The possibility of something extraordinary, truly great. The months before you publish. The minutes before the buzzer signals the game’s end.

It also works with fear … the not knowing until something has manifested. Things can go awry or take an unwanted direction. The same look of anticipation can become skeptical.

In the moments before, what are you thinking? Is this a possible adventure or an event of dread? Does life present challenges of delight or remorse? Are you living a life with opportunity or just living?