Retire your bleacher seat & START something.

May 28, 2013

starting line




I wanted to apologize to everyone for the lack of postings this past week BUT I am super excited to say that I will be posting daily encouragement on here from this point forward! Thank you for being patient with me

Also- let me just say that this experience has taught me a LOT about myself in one particular area.

Starting stuff.

It can be anything!

Starting to train for a marathon.

Starting to apply for your dream position.

Starting a club that raises money for something you believe in.

Starting to practice to try out for a play.

Starting to write a book.

Starting stuff is INTIMIDATING.

Why? Because we simply do not know how it will turn out.

Typical us, we want to know the end of the story before we start reading the first chapter.

In my own particular life, there have been so many times where I have had ideas/goals/dreams go by the wayside because I was scared to even start them out of fear that I could not finish them.

That fear of failure paralyzed me.

It makes total sense to not try because of the chance that you could fail, right?… NO!!!

I kinda started this blog on a whim, not thinking anybody but myself and my mother (because she knew I would ask her thoughts/felt sorry for me) would read it.

But because I just threw it out there, kept at it and allowed myself the opportunity to crash and burn, I learned that maybe it was worth it to  continue to write and encourage people, even if just one other person was reading that day.

You have to think– the TOMS organization didn’t start because Blake (the founder) was 110% confident that it would succeed, right?

No.  He had no idea how the story would end.

He simply had a story he knew he had to start.

He believed in something enough and was passionate about something enough that the chance of failure was a risk he absolutely had to take.

Failure is necessary and absolute at some point or another. Because believe it or not, you aren’t perfect!

BUT success AND growth AND endless possibilities are also absolute if you keep going.

START something.

Start that thing that you think about all the time but think your body/brain doesn’t have the capacity to do.

FYI: Starting isn’t fun.

For example, the first time I saw the Insanity workout videos, I thought, “you have lost YOUR MIND! Ain’t no way.”

And then, I tried them.

Almost threw up during the warm-up BUT I kept going.

Whether on a large-scale or small-scale; whether a life dream or a small habit you’re wanting to form, I suggest you start today.


Thanks for being patient with me as I started on this journey with writing.

I am praying you have the courage to start whatever is on your heart today!

Why NOT?

Results don’t happen to those sitting in the stands.

So retire your padded bleacher seat and get on the field! It’s GO TIME!

“Therefore, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us also lay aside every weight, and sin which clings so closely, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, looking to Jesus, the founder and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is seated at the right hand of the throne of God.” -Hebrews 12:1-2

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