It’s the truth. I don’t have a masters in the English language. In fact, I hated English class. I’m not a huge presence on social media. Often times, I’m not sure what’s going on. I’m not Max Lucado (my FAVORITE author). In fact, I feel like he’s Picasso and I’m using a box of crayons.
But, you know what? It doesn’t matter. I’ve discovererd I have a “little” talent so I’m gonna use it the best that I can. I know I can help someone and I know I will. I’ve also found that my harshest critic is me. I want everything perfect, but I know it probably never will be.
Thank you for joining me on this journey. Where it ends up, I have no idea. But to quote a line from one of my favorite songs, “one foot in front of the other”.
How about you? Scared to step out and take a chance on your dream? Here’s some ground breaking news: All of us are! I don’t even know what I’m doing, but I’m doing it anyways.
I challenge you to write down your dream on a sheet of paper. Next, I challenge you to put down the date you’ll take action toward achieving it.
Let me know what you wrote?
Are you brave enough or are you chicken?
I “like” when I see a cool cat knocking things over, I “like” when a kid does something that embarrasses their parent. I even “like” when I see my favorite food. And I do “like” when someone shares something sad. And you know what, I feel weird when I do that. I don’t really like it, but I “Like” it. Ten years ago that statement wouldn’t have made sense, but it does now!
How about an “ok” button. C’mon Facebook, put it right beside the “like” button. If someone lost their dog, I don’t want to “like” it, but I can “ok” it. I guess that wasn’t a good example. Let’s try this again. If someone had a tree fall on their car, I don’t want to “like” it, but I can “ok” it. Well no I really can’t. Let’s try this one last time. If someone stubs their toe and falls over the recliner, I don’t want to “like” it, but I can “ok” it. Never mind.
Heck with it. Facebook, you need an “acknowledge” button.
Risk. It’s become a word we seem to fear. When we think of something we’d like to do, we ask what’s the chance this or that will happen. We fear something going the wrong way or just going wrong. We’re afraid of unknown things that could happen. Maybe we’ve watched too many TV shows or movies. If we open this door or go down that path, it will cause a chain reaction of things that will somehow make our life worse.
What this ends up doing is to cause us to permanently hit the pause button. Instead of letting life play itself out, we reduce or eliminate risk by doing nothing. An opportunity comes our way and we pass. We let risk rule our world and procrastination move in.
Those are the words that keeping going over in my mind when I start to say or do something. Sometimes it’s very legitimate and I should listen. That is often the case.
But sometimes it’s just fear trying to keep me silent. We have to be able to discern when we should keep our mouth shut, and stay out of a situation, and when we should speak up. Here are some things that help me.