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Climbing the Ladder….

Posted on Jan 19, 2016

Climbing the Ladder…. So you’ve had another birthday…you’re what? 31, 42, 57, 68, or maybe 85? Does it really matter how you’ve spent your time? Of course it does, because we all leave footprints. Does it matter what you do thereafter, and how you spend the days, weeks, months, and years that follow? Oh yes, indeed it does, and then some. You’re climbing that ladder. You can view your birthday as just another day and another year behind you; another one “under your belt;” relishing on past accomplishments and what a wonderful run you’ve had. Depending on your place in life, you might even think you’ve finally “made it.” You’ve conquered the beast and fought the great fight. You’ve climbed that ladder. And, FINALLY, you can kick it back and relax. But wait, maybe you have the self awareness to know that, while it is another day, another week, month, or year gone by, you can never take it for granted.   You can’t afford to be comfortable and think that it’s all, or even partially, downhill from here.   You have another step to climb on that ladder. Some of the greatest athletes in history said, in their own way, that they continually looked over their shoulder; that someone else just as talented was out there working just as hard, or harder, than they were to reach the top of that ladder. You can live with the attitude on that leads you heading downhill, or you can keep climbing to the top of that ladder. Are you climbing that next rung on that ladder? Never Leave It...

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Make Your Path…

Posted on Jul 14, 2015

Day in and day out, year in and year out, we are presented, maybe even tempted, by the path we should walk. Some of us are taught to follow the path that is worn, walking over the tread marks and footprints of others. Maybe it’s what we do out of habit or expectation? And yet some of us, sometimes for reasons we can’t explain even to ourselves,  are intrigued by the thought of creating a fresh new path and footprints that only we can create. It’s what only we are convinced is worth the walk and kindles an exhilaration that you can know only if you’ve been even partially there. We wonder what’s at the end of that path and the difference it might make.  At times we might just hesitate and peek around the corner expecting that we’ll get some form of approval and that it’s ok to stretch, maybe be different;  but we never lose that feeling that the end of that path might just be worth it and bring what we won’t regret. It’s up to you to choose that worn path or create that new one that makes you peek around that corner. #NeverLeaveItShort…...

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