As some of you know, I have been recovering from injuries sustained in a freak accident 3 years ago. It has been a long haul and thanks to chiropractic and other natural alternatives like drum therapy, I decided I was ready to attempt one of my big goals.
I recently had the opportunity to visit Cherokee, NC, in the mountains of North Carolina. The last time I visited, I was not able to do our usual hike up to Mingo Falls, due to my injuries. This time, I decided I was going. I packed up my backpack and we headed out.
There are lots of steps that head up to the falls. My husband tried to convince me to take breaks or head back down if I needed, but I was determined. The trip up wasn’t nearly as long as I remembered. As we reached the overlook, I raised my hands and had a real “Ta-da!” moment.
A light rain started to fall and my husband and the other hikers began scrambling to head back to the parking lot. However, I needed more time to enjoy my moment. I was not leaving until I got a few photos. Well, the heavens opened up and we got soaked on the way down – but it was worth it! I did it!!!
• Are you holding back?
• Are you assuming that the journey is really long or hard, so why bother?
• Are you going all the way up the steps or are you stopping halfway?
• What’s preventing you from just going for it?
• Are you listening to a friends or family members who aren’t encouragers and who don’t get it?
• Are you thinking that maybe you should give up on your dream and just take any job you can get?
Take some time to clear your mind. Focus and listen. What is God telling you? Do you need to take time to heal, get rid of stress, or gain clarity? Need some help?
My holistic form of coaching can help you get unstuck and move forward. There are healing elements included that may be just what you need to help you embrace your gifts and be who God wants you to be.
In order to move forward, you need to first take care of yourself. And then just go for it!
Dori Staehle, MBA, is the owner and Chief Encouragement Officer at Rock the Next Stage. She is a business and success coach, motivational speaker, and drum therapist. Dori helps people rock their business and their brand and live a life they love. If you’d like to book Dori for speaking or schedule a complimentary strategy session, click here.