Take a look at this photo. No….. really. I mean REALLY look at it. What does it say to YOU?
We are at that time of year when taking a ‘new’ step, or a ‘first’ step, or a ‘different’ step is often upon us.
Some steps seem easier to take. Others APPEAR to be easy to take, but once we commit to taking the step (leap?) we know we cannot turn back, even if we wanted to.
But that is the cool thing. Every step we take, we can’t take back. It only propells us forward. Forward to what? Only time will tell. Only you can tell the outcome. You might slip. Heck, you might even fall flat on your face. But one thing is sure. The next step is right there to take.
When you looked at the picture – did you look as an uphill climb? Or did you look at it as a pathway to a hidden hideaway hole, full of adventure and unknowns? Did you think – “I could never do that” or did you think “that looks so cool! I wonder where that is?”
Every minute you have a chance to take a step. Then another. Where it leads, you get to help decide where it will lead. But like twisted roots, grown over time and legacy’s left, the path and steps may lead to places above and beyond where we could only ever think or imagine.
So before you leave this page, go back and look at the photo. Make a copy of it. Post it on your frig or office wall.
Think of the steps you WANT to take. COMMIT. PURPOSE to lift that leg, wheel that chair and take the step.
Step after step WILL take endurance……..it WILL often take patience. It may even take re-routing where you ‘thought’ you might be headed. But in the end? It’s exactly where you are.
Choices, decisions, committment, desire.
A PLAN, A FIGHT, SECURING A SUFFICIENCY……PROVISION.
Just remember…….NO one…..NO one…..has EVER walked this world alone. So don’t be afraid to ask for a hand along the way – a hand up, a hand to support, a hand to help.
Take that step, will you? And email me and let me know where you end up!
Care Tuk is a nationally known speaker, educator, and retreat/workshop leader. She has been a school, hospital, and home health occupational therapist for more than 30 years. She has been named as a Top Business Woman in America and recognized for her work with youth, disability outreach and awareness, and the American Cancer Society.