Sunday, October 1, 2017

You Can't Reach If You Don't Stretch



So.

I almost wrote this in a message to someone today, but then decided, no - this is too good.

It's blog post good.

And so, here I am.

Reminding you.

And myself.

You can't reach if you don't stretch.

What are you mumbling about, I'm sure you're asking yourself about me. I know, I know - it sounds as though I'm talking to myself. And I suppose I might be.

Fine. I am. I'm telling this to myself. Because I'm going through some shit and it's impacted aspects of my life that I was finding myself feeling strong in. Because when you feel a shift in one area of your life and start questioning your capabilities and qualities it's so damned easy to let it all go to hell when you don't believe in yourself anymore. Or enough.

So.

Stretch.

Because whatever it is that's right beyond your reach is THERE.

It's waiting for you to grab hold and never let go.

Whether it's a job you're dreaming of. A business venture. A health milestone. A travel opportunity.

It can be something you're terrified of actually reaching.

It can be something that you want to reach, but you're afraid to stretch because ... what if you miss?

Whatever it is?

STRETCH.

Because when you stretch?

You can reach.

You can reach that goal. And then guess what?

You can go beyond it!

Hell yes!

Farther and farther beyond.

So.

STRETCH.

Do it for you.

Not anyone else.

Just you.

Stretch.

I'm watching.

Cheering you on.

I have faith in you.

Stretch.

6 comments:

Susan Bonifant said...

I'm all in on this.

So, SO often, we stop before we start because we want an outcome more than we want to work for it. When the goal is as you suggest, process more than product, it takes us to the next level.

As you've laid it out here, you have to be as willing to START as you hope to finish.

Your suggestions are excellent and realistic, and I know you'll come through your trials with your hopeful, upbeat POSITIVE attitude.

Haralee Sleepwear said...

What a lovely way to give this great reminder! We all need to stretch a bit out of our comfort zone be it artistically, intellectually or emotionally.

Leanne said...

I just loved that analogy! It is so perfect for today's day and age when everyone wants it all handed to them on a plate. If we earn something by stretching to get it then it's all the sweeter isn't it?

Rena McDaniel said...

What a terrific reminder for all of us. I hope everything works out soon!

Ellen Dolgen said...

Love this! You are so right. Usually, when I stretch and reach, I achieve my goal!

Jenny Gaskell said...

I needed to hear this. Thank you so much my friend.

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