Last night…for the first time, I was able to inspire a total stranger to go after her dream/follow her passion and live her purpose versus try to get a job somewhere else simply to make more money. The best part was that despite the fact that I was exhausted, my message (core belief or WHY) beautifully erupted out from the deepest part of my soul and I was able to dream big not for me, but for her. This was BIG because when I hung up the phone, I looked down and realized I was no longer preparing to take this leap, I was already airborne.
Rats! Someone stole yet another one of my t-shirt ideas! …but seriously, I love love love this saying. Why? Because it’s true. The extra mile is not for the faint of heart or those looking for the path of least resistance. You won’t find one of those Staples ‘Easy Buttons’ at the end of extra mile: but what you will discover, is what you’re truly made of. The best I can tell is that if you’re someone who even takes that first step on that open road of the extra mile…then you’re someone who was designed to make a dent in the universe.
Did you forget?
It’s a Leap Year my friends! This awesome month of February has one extra day, and that’s why I am so excited! *cue Pointer Sisters
In this year of being laser focused to achieve my Big Bold Goal I almost forgot that we have all been blessed with one extra day, to get it right. To make right with someone, something or even ourselves. My plan is to use Wednesday to really anchor in and reflect on the past 28 days as well as design my most memorable month of March.
January and February I have been preparing to take this leap and I will awake on March 1 with all of the joy and wonder found at midnight on New Year’s Eve, ready to go for it: and on December 31st 2012, I will land (not crash) with all of the humility and grace of the exceptional woman I know I have been designed to be.
If you’re ready to leap…take my hand, because this is going to be a leap you’ll treasure for a lifetime and credit for being the leap that started it all.
Click the link below for today’s song of motivation – just wait for the ad to pass.
I’m so excited!
I’ve heard of people having gratitude journals and instead of writing about how I should consider implementing this concept that I’ve now stumbled across more than three times this month, it’s time to take action…right now. So here are my five and like I’ve committed to writing a post every day, I have now committed to learn from the woman with her OWN Life Class – get it OWN? Okay too early for puns…but here we go. Not waiting until tomorrow, or until I have a new journal. It starts right here…it starts right now.
I am grateful for:
1. Having a relationship with God
2. Having a caring, involved and loving family (especially grateful for my hubby!)
3. Being able to connect with others and form meaningful relationships
4. My job, despite it being a tad overwhelming these days
5. My dog Luke! Who teaches me daily what it means to love another person unconditionally
And now it feels just right to take Dr. Rick’s line and encourage each of you to…
MAKE TODAY COUNT!
If you’re up for the challenge as well…reply to this post and let me know 5 things you are grateful for…go!
It’s been a very tough couple of weeks. Last night I was defeated and retired to bed at 8pm. I awoke this morning feeling better…but not refueled. Yet despite how tired, weary, and weak I have been the past two weeks, this third voice I hear, continues to whisper “to whom much is given, much is required.” This verse will not stop ricocheting off the walls of my mind and therefore I know that I can keep going, and so can you. I guess that’s why they call it “running on empty,” because you still have not stopped.
STEP UP TO THE PLATE…If you don’t get out of the dugout, if you don’t pick up your bat, and if you don’t even make an attempt to swing at the first pitch: then you’ll never get to swing at the second or third or even come close do discovering your true potential. And guess what? If you strike out, you’re still more successful than the guy that didn’t even get out of the dugout, and the guy that didn’t even grab his bat, and all the people who never even stepped up to the plate.
Stop wishing you could hit a home run and start stepping up to the plate to find out if you can. Here’s another one of my big fat juicy secrets to success, it takes discipline to continue to step up to the plate strike out after strike out, but at least you’re attempting to round those bases of success.
There’s a lot going on in my world right now, both personally and professionally. I came across this image and it made me laugh – that’s a good thing for a Monday morning at 4am. While I’m not craving chocolate happiness right now, I am craving a slice of reassurance, covered in peace, and topped with laughter.
My goal for today is to not simply get through today, but get from it (thanks Jim Rohn) and if I can do that, today will taste oh so sweet.