I watched an episode of “The Dog Whisper” this morning and I garnered some wisdom from the shows host. He said a profound sentence that has been bouncing around in my head all morning, “To have a happy life, know when to move on and when to step back.”
Isn’t that a powerful statement? I have lost my brother and my dad this year. In time I will lose more loved ones (as will you), and I will navigate my way through those times. I have had to look at many parts of my life and apply that statement. It’s not easy to move on, start something new. It’s scary to chart a new course for your life. Whether it’s a new job, starting a relationship or moving on from one, moving to a new city, getting older, starting a new family or losing those we love. Here’s the thing though, there are those of us that do the same thing everyday for 365 days a year 75 times and call it a life. There are others that will take the risks, try new things, embrace a new relationship, innovate, go out on a limb and challenge the unknown. These people change the world, create ripples that are felt for years, decades even generations.
I challenge you to grab ahold of your life. Love it. You can treat life like a golf cart with a predetermined maximum speed or like a supped up 4-wheel drive ATV? It’s ok to go off-road. Be a trail blazer.
This video inspired me as well today.
Here’s to change!