Motivation Monday: Pushing Past “Go!”

iphone 4.12.13 259I talk a lot about living with purpose and never allowing circumstances to hinder your progress. I’ll tell anyone that will listen that life is short, so you have to just  “get out there” and make it happen.

Sadly, it occurred to me this weekend that I don’t take my own advice. Yep, motivation looks pretty good on paper.

There are so many things that I want to do in this life that sometimes I get overwhelmed and I freeze. It  feels like I’ve spent a lifetime sitting at a red light waiting for it to turn green so I can finally move forward. I’ve anticipated taking my foot off the break and accelerating, but something strange has happened. In all that waiting, I’ve forgotten what it feels like to drive, to move, to shift into gear.  The attention is no longer on the light in front of me but all the other things going on around me. Cars going in the opposite direction. Life passing me by. I’ve rolled my window down and stuck my head out the window and yelled, “Hey, what’s the hold up?”, only to find that the car in front of me has stalled and the light has turned red again. My anticipation has shifted into 3 shades of a yellow caution light: fear, doubt, and maybe tomorrow.

I’m sitting on some projects right now. I’m so excited about them because they include *you*! It’s just taken me 3 or 4 months to drum up the courage to put them out there. 🙂 Crazy, huh?

Well, no more! I’m staring fear in the face this week by getting out of the slow lane and shifting this car into drive! Ha! Ha!Ha!

Stay close. I hope to share a little bit of what I’ve been up to in the next few days.

What has you stuck right now?

Keep doin’ what you love!

Shannon

[yellow_box]Motivation Mondays is a series that I started to share encouragement with moms. I use my past struggles as well as triumphs as a backdrop for my writing in the hope that just as others have helped me along the way, my readers will find something beneficial to carry along with them throughout their week. I believe that community is important as well as honesty and transparency.Want to chat? Send me an email: littlekidsgrow (a) gmail (dot) com. My welcome mat is always at the door.[/yellow_box]

3 Comments

  • Shannon_CC says:

    Ooh, me too, Jacqueline. “Mommy guilt” gets me every time. Surely there is a healthy balance in there somewhere. I keep praying that I’ll find it.

  • Bonnie Ferguson says:

    Woohoo! I’m excited to see where your new projects take you! I think fear grabs hold of us all. It’s hard to jump in and do something new and different and risk failure or disappointment. Even the idea of success can be scary because that brings with it new unknowns, new responsibilities and new risks and often judgement and criticism! But, life is too short not to go where God is leading. We just have to trust that He’s walking with us every step of the way. ( I am totally preaching to myself here!)

    • Shannon_CC says:

      Oh, but what a beautiful message you’re giving, Bonnie! All we have to do is rest in HIM. HE will take care of everything else.

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