Where “What If” runs away with “Why Not”!
Here we are in February, the place where some of our possibilities have begun to take shape. Yes, January is gone (and “thank goodness” we might say here in the Midwest!) Some “what ifs” have melted a bit around the edges because of disappointments or obstacles right now, but in the back of your head and in the passion of your heart there is still a spark that nudges you and says, “What if, just what if I stick it out? I wonder what might happen.”
In fact, embracing your “what if” is a great way of declaring, “I know I could be an answer!” The tough part is not succumbing to the discouragements that come along with the journey. So right now, take a piece of paper and begin to write out your goal. Write all the changes in you that will take place, the people it will affect, and what the accomplishment of it will look like. Allow yourself to dream wide awake with no limitations.
“Why not” throws all the excuses aside and decides it is more than a mere possibility. In fact it says “There is a vacuum to fill and I happen to be the one that has the opportunity before me.”
Take a walk with me down a path that has markings of those that have gone before us. There are prices to pay, personal changes to make and victory celebrations to be enjoyed. It all starts with a “what if”. When the passion of “why not” meets the possibility of “what if” there comes a fork in the road. This is our decision of no return to focus on the goal until it is fulfilled; the point of no return.
You are not here on this earth by accident and there are amazing things that you were designed to fulfill. Could it be that you are about to choose the fork in the road and press on? I hope so! The world needs you and your distinctive gift expressed. Nobody else can touch the people you can, be the answer quite like you can, in the arena that God has placed you within.
Henry George said, “Let no man imagine that he has no influence.” Be you! Let the power of passion and possibility be the flint and the kindling of a great fire for the entire world to see.
“Coaching for the Everyday Woman”