Some time ago, a dear friend was enduring a particularly challenging time. The burden of it all was rocking her self-esteem and making her question some of her life choices. Tucked into my email reply, was the paragraph noted below. Wanting simply to encourage her, I told my friend that "someone" wrote it, instead of saying it was me. Sometimes, the message is more important than the messenger.
It seems lately that there have been numerous occasions to recall this brief paragraph and either share the message or take the message to heart myself. It happened often enough that I wondered if all of that was quiet, subtle hint to post it here. Not my usual post, but plenty of good stuff to ponder just the same.
"When we're feeling the struggle of something in front of us, there are two choices. Walk up to it and shake its hand, or turn our back and walk away from it. It's those of us that shake hands with our struggles that achieve the great things in life, and achieve the things we want most. Fear is overcome with action. And overcoming the small fears now is what lets us overcome the bigger things later on. So take action, take one small step towards not walking away and you'll find the greatest reward is on the other side of what you're willing to walk towards. On the other side of that handshake, you will find your greatness."
On the other side of that handshake is the path to your purpose.
Perfect your handshake this week,