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PAUSE – 17.11 – Are You Ready To Take A Chance?

Reflection: Do you ever feel like your life hasn’t quite worked out the way you imagined it might? That there is something missing from the mix?

Do you ever feel like you’re being held hostage by your commitments? Show up at work, manage life at home, contribute to the community? Or whatever your version of the daily grind may be.

It’s a sure bet that ignoring those twinges of discontent is a first step on the road to bitterness and resentment.

There may never be a better time to take a chance on something new. Something that fuels your spirit and feeds your soul. Something that puts a spring in your step and a light in your eyes.


Action: Though you might feel like you’re already on overwhelm with no time or space for anything more, open your eyes, your ears, and your heart to fresh possibilities. See where it takes you.

  • Explore a new interest.
  • Plan a new adventure.
  • Take a step in a new direction.

No matter what the arena of discontent – at work, at home, or in the community – commit a few hours or a few days to testing out something new. That small first step could make a major long-term difference.


Quotes Of The Week:

To dare is to lose one’s footing momentarily. To not dare is to lose oneself. – Soren Kierkegaard.

What is more mortifying than to feel you’ve missed the Plum for want of courage to shake the Tree? – Logan Pearsall Smith

We fail more often by timidity than by over-daring. – David Grayson


Resources Of The Week: You might find this article of interest: Eight Things Unhappy People Refuse To Admit. It mentions a couple of points about self-consciousness and habits that can hold us back from stepping out and exploring something new that has the potential to lead us in a happier direction.

If you haven’t already seen it, be sure to check out the video of my Light A Spark TEDX Talk for inspiration to explore a new direction.


Program Offering: Looking for something new and fresh for your next association conference or your professional development programming? Check out the programs I have developed on Rekindling Spirit & Tapping Into Passion. The info is available in a couple of formats – an engaging keynote with or without an action oriented follow-up breakout session OR as a half day session perfect for a PD program or retreat. See this link for more details.


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