Start with this from Bruce Schneider the founder of iPEC coaching:
One day you will awaken to realize that you’ve spent nearly all your time worrying about things you cannot control, being bothered by insignificant annoyances, and focusing on ego-related challenges.
On that day, you will also know that you’ve missed seeing a beautiful and entertaining world; a world filled with mystery, suspense, drama, comedy, and an unlimited opportunity to observe and fully appreciate the human experience.
Hopefully, that day will come soon, because when it does, you will smile as your body fills with a warmth that you will recognize as joy and you will be incredibly grateful that you are still alive and can choose how you want to spend the rest of your life.”
How do you want to create your life?
What is stopping you?
Where are your steps taking you?
“Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the judgment that something else is more important than fear.” Ambrose Redmoon
The list of those experiencing job layoffs is still growing. Daily people are informed that they will no longer be needed. Those people walk out in shock wondering why they were picked. Those that were left behind wonder why they weren’t picked. It is not easy to be either the survivor or the one that has to work the streets to find new employment. Some people have the courage to reinvent themselves and set out to create a new life. Either path it isn’t easy as it takes a great deal of courage to ford the streams of change.
People review their life and wonder why; others will review their life and give it a try. The courage to step out and try something new and risky is not for everyone. The risk of failure, of losing it all to a dream, strongly dances in the mind. Yet in spite of the risk those with an abiding passion will push forward through the worry and see it as opportunity, an opportunity that if not taken, will leave them with the question, “Why not?”.
Courage, courage to step forward and embrace the challenge with great strength and determination is reserved for those who are willing to take a risk and step far beyond their comfort zone. For those that can and do there is the opportunity for great personal reward. Courage do you have it?