The past 30 days have been a whirlwind as I've made some decisions about major changes in my life. Transition is on the horizon and in just a few short weeks I've gone from hesitant and reserved to ready to jump in with both feet. It's been a lot to take in and, to be honest, I hadn't been able to get my thoughts together long enough to blog or write. But I'm here with you today with some insight on taking the first step.
Now I that have a clear vision for my life and the legacy I want to leave behind my eyes are more open to opportunity. It doesn't take much for me to recognize if something, or someone, fits into that vision and whether I should put effort and time into something. For the first time, in a very long time, I am excited and anxious all at the same time as I anticipate the great new things in store for me but nothing seemed to be happening until I took the first step. Usually I'm a person who likes to know all the details before I make a move but I've learned that greatness always comes with risk and I can't allow the fear of that risk to hold me back.
Think about a staircase. You are at the bottom and your destination is at the top. If the staircase is short and you can see the top taking those steps is no big deal, you can move forward without much thought. But if that staircase is long and steep and you cannot see the top it's not so easy to start stepping. Maybe it's dark up there, you don't really know what's up there, you don't even know how far you have to go to get to the top. As you stand at the bottom you have a choice: stay or take the first step. You can stay at the bottom where you care comfortable and familiar and settle for where you are or you can take that first step, then another and another, one step at a time, until you reach your destination. The choice is YOURS.
Romaine A. Wright