Tuesday, March 1st, 2011

“I’ll go anywhere as long as it’s forward.”

~ David Livingstone

Have you ever – in a moment of unguarded empowerment perhaps – made plans or set a lofty goal that later had you wondering, “WHAT was I thinking?”  Maybe you agreed to take on a big project at work or decided to build your own website.  Perhaps you planned to train for a marathon or triathlon… or vowed to write a book, or learn how to play guitar.

In the exciting moment when we set the plan we rarely think about the challenges ahead, do we?  We focus on the feelings of accomplishment we’ll have when all is said and done.  Then we set out on our new mission and the real lessons begin.

You step in to the plan and question your abilities.  You take another step and wonder if you have what it takes.  You move slowly forward despite doubt and anxiety.  You move ahead with fear and vow to never do something like this ever again.  And then you turn a corner called belief.  I can do this.  I’m doing this.  Look at me go.

Even the biggest goals are accomplished one step at a time.  Rather than question your abilities, just step into it and trust in yourself.  Small steps or not, if you’re moving forward you’re heading in the right direction.  Onward and upward!

…to read about a recent ‘onward and upward’ experience I had related to this quote, read my BLOG – The Icefall Experience

Michelle Cederberg, CSP (Canada’s Newest Certified Speaking Professional)

MKin, BA Psyc, CEP

Helping people with full schedules and a long list of responsibilities maximize their personal energy.

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