Sheriff Sarah

Sheriff Sarah

Monday, March 12, 2012

Taking the Next Step

I've been pondering life a lot lately. If you know me at all, you'll understand I do this pretty regularly. I know where my ultimate destination lies, that's not my concern. It's more about "what happens next?" We face choices every day we live on this earth. Those choices added together create the fabric of our life - what we do, where we go, who we know. You may be at a stage where you're hitting on all cylinders. Perhaps you have a great spouse, a great job, or feel security throughout your life. Those are all great places to be.

But what is next for you? What steps do you need to take to reach the next level in your life? Maybe you need to reach out to an old friend, or someone who could use a friend. Or maybe you've been unemployed for many months or even a couple of years & you just don't know what to do. You might be expecting your first child and aren't sure what kind of parent you'll be. Rest assured you are not alone in any of these instances.

The difficult thing for all of us is to make a conscious decision to move forward - to chase that elusive "dream" job; to grow deeper in your faith; to break out of your timid shell. Whatever it is the hardest thing to do is take that first step. I'm living there right now as I consider a number of areas in my life that are requiring me to step out and take a chance. One of these is my writing, another is my involvement with organ donation awareness, and there are others. Not only that, but each of these require me to be willing to fail. Are you willing to step out today and fail? Failure is not the end of the world, simply another lesson in how to succeed and reach the next stage of your life.

Go ahead and jump. You won't be alone. What areas do you find yourself challenged to move forward this year?

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