Question of the Day:
Well, more like a riddle.
Is it possible to le ad not from in front
but from the Middle?
Or must on simply “follow”,
Building credibility on the down-low
Until enough accomplishments have piled up
to deem thee an expert.
I seem to be perplexed or,
lost for direction.
Those I follow have stories of failure
and they make a living trying to make sure others
do not share in their misfortune.
Don’t get me wrong, the wisdom is appreciated
but somehow the lesson is depreciated
because within every inspiring tale
is the ultimate lesson…
“I would not be where I am now if I did not FAIL”.
So I guess this means it’s inevitable
success and challenge are indeed inseparable.
I understand the tendency
to respect and listen to those
who can say “And now look at Me”
The discrepancy is that even the picture of duress
and the dramatized retelling of being a former mess
can sometimes leave the rest
of us looking up to some amazing height
and it still comes across as if you got there overnight.
There’s a shame from the days
you weren’t on your A-game, and
anything published before current fame is
subject to be sent up in flames.
So instead of blabbing on in what seems like an effort to complain,
I think I’ll become who I wish I had.
I am called to greatness, leadership and impact.
even though I’m currently in the middle of that path.
I see myself a notorious writer, a delighter,
and a reminder
that all things are possible when we take
off the blinders.
By recent invitation from my mastermind
accountability group, I accepted the call
to do a 30-day blog challenge
Thinking my overnight elevation may begin!
Or… I’d at least have more than sore phallanges
and eyes to show for the work that
I never thought I could despise
The commitment it took I didn’t realize
could ever feel like chore or thorn in my side.
Of all the times I said “I just want to write more”
Now the first place my brain went
is looking for a back door. “Maybe I’ll skip a day, No one will notice. It’s not like anyone has benefitted from the rushed and lacking perfection pieces I’ve posted”.
But, I’ll tell you what, I did it!
And no matter if this content makes a big immediate impact or little,
I can say that I am proud
to be leading from the
Here’s to a 30-day challenge invitation: DO 1 THING EVERY SINGLE DAY FOR 30 DAYS TOWARD YOUR LARGER GOAL AND PURPOSE IN LIFE.
If you accept, leave a comment and let us know what action you will be taking every day for 30 days. Something you’ve kept saying “I will do that someday”… or “if I did ‘this’ more it would make a difference in my relationship/career/finances/health, etc”
photo cred! My amazing boyfriend Bruce @balmighty