Posted by: Dennie | August 6, 2013

I’m jumping

I credit the following to my daughter’s Facebook post today. It describes my life these last few weeks since I decided to jump. And write.  Yet some days, like today, I begin to doubt, and the old tapes begin to re-play, “You’re not good enough. You’re wasting your time. You don’t have enough experience…” But the messages, the good messages have been coming in abundance.  This is the second I received today. The first came earlier this evening as a nothing less than a miraculous coincidence, at a moment when I was feeling dejected and negative.

Six weeks ago, I began training for The Warrior Dash. One of the exercises entailed jumping onto a twenty six inch box from a dead standstill. It terrified me. I was afraid I would miss, or fall forward, or crack my head, or my shin, or fall backward and break my butt.

Guess what? Today I jump that box like nobody’s business.

I’ll keep jumping.

“Sometimes you just have to jump.

You just have to take that leap and JUMP even if you feel like you aren’t ready yet.

We can make a million excuses for all of the reasons why we aren’t ready, why it isn’t the right time yet, why we aren’t up to the challenge, why we don’t have time or we don’t have what it takes.

But really, all we need to do is take the first step. And then keep going. It won’t be much different if we wait; it will still be the first scary step, the first scary leap. But if we wait, we might never do it.

YOU KNOW it’s time. You know where you want to be, and even where you are meant to be. But YOU are the only one holding you back from taking the first step toward that place.

Don’t hold yourself back anymore. Take the leap. If you don’t like it, you don’t have to keep going. But chances are you will wonder why you waited so long.

Bliss will fill you up and you will feel so on track!”

(Thanks, Meredith!)

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