Delayed Dreams – an excerpt from The Red Chair Experience

“You pile up enough tomorrows, and you'll find you are left with nothing but a lot of empty yesterdays.” - Meredith Willson

You have the opportunity sitting right in front of you and you are afraid to make a mistake or step off the proverbial ledge. What are you waiting for? Maybe you’ve been hurt or burned in the past and now you do not want that to happen again. You were down for the count way too long and you cannot afford to make the same mistake. Maybe you learned what you needed to last time. Maybe you tried to take that step and you were spared from a whole lot more than just some character building on your part. Meredith Willson

I can remember a time in my career that I had some leadership opportunities, and I had some good experiences but then they were followed by a couple of bad experiences due to poor leaders, mostly. But it hurt and caused me to question if I was a good leader or if I ever wanted to lead people again. I said it out loud, explaining how I did not want to do that again. I was speaking to my mom recently and she reminded me of that statement that I made years ago. I thought more about what I said and when I said it and how I felt when I said it. I then thought, I can lead, and I said those things when I was hurt, and I did not want to get hurt again. Pain is what causes us to grow if we let it. I have become a better person and leader because of those situations. Your dreams are delayed only by you and the steps that you do not take.

Today, I will look for the ways that I will no longer delay my dreams and put aside my hurts long enough to see what lies ahead and how I can step out on my dreams.

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