It’s 2017. I know it’s hard to believe. It feels like the last 6 months or so have been a whirl wind of chaos and emotions resulting from this year’s election.
It has silenced me as well. Regardless of what side of it you are on, people have been in an uproar.
It’s been a bit weird to even speak. Everyone on edge. It hasn’t been easy. Let’s just put it that way.
I’ve personally felt a pressure to not run around and remind everyone to pursue their dreams because, well, it felt a bit insensitive.
But as I wait here, for months, and realize the shift is not occurring, I’ve discovered something. This is not going to be a quick recovery.
We aren’t bouncing back from this as quickly as the media changes their story; perhaps because the media has not shifted their story. ..which is an entirely separate bag of worms we won’t get into right now.
So, do we just stay here? In our frustration and our indifference?
I don’t know about you, but I feel like I’ve waited long enough.
A while back, I wrote a post on fear. Fear is something that; if one does something of actual meaning, fear will be involved. The point is, that we can not allow it to paralyze us or disarm us. In my own words, “we need to do that shit afraid.”
And currently, I think that’s where we need to arrive.
These current feelings of frustration may not subside for quite some time. But we can not allow it to paralyze us. For us to hide out and be angry. To constantly lash out at one another.
We need forward motion. Forward progress. We need to dream and push through in spite of these feelings.
So I want to encourage you today, right where you are at, as you read this, to make a choice. A choice for forward motion. A choice of action. A choice in spite of fear. A choice to do more than dream.
And let’s support one another in this. To dream. To live. To love in spite of shortcomings.
So what are you going to do different? How will you take action towards your aspirations today? What’s 3 easy steps you can take right now to gain some traction? How can you help somebody else?
We’re in this together. Let’s go for it.