I love horse racing. Owners are very selective in choices for breeding, trainer, food, stable. Each horse is treated differently except for one thing. They all wear blinders. They only see what is in front whether there are 3 or 33 horses running. They race with others but only focus on themselves and the finish line. They don’t look right, left, or behind. Each horse runs their own race. We can learn from the horses.
We sometimes don’t pay attention to the possible consequences of little decisions.
One date won’t hurt. I can put my dream on hold to help someone else.
I can wait until later to be my best. I can give just enough right now.
My instincts tell me one thing. My heart tells me another. I’m going with my heart. The other person is saying all of the right things so they must be the right one.
One Bad Decision put me in hell. 10 years later after I lost my business, home, cars, money, health – One Good Decision got me out.
There is a moment….
There is a moment that you reach where life has pushed you beyond all human endurance. You stand at the edge of your precipice. Time stands still but only long enough for you to decide. The next decision will push you into the bottomless crevasse or propel you so high you will see it no more. You know that this is your last chance. The safest way lets you continue maneuvering in your misery. The risky path propels you up but into something you have never known before.
It is at this place I stand today, Wednesday, March 14, 2018. My arms are weary, but in my heart beats unbridled excitement and anticipation. My mind is clear with the only decision I can make. My eyes are filled with tears that I refuse to let fall because I have shed enough. I have enough with faith in God, strong will, determination gratitude for what I have done and strength to change what I don’t like.
There is a moment. This is that moment.