Do you ever have that desire to be one of those people who make our world a better place? The kind of person who leaves that impressionable mark for those to follow? I do. Not in a conceited sort of way. I just want to make a difference... to leave something of worth behind after I'm gone.
I was thinking about people that have come and gone and made a difference. Not just any difference. A difference for good. Einstein, Newton, Moses, Abraham, Columbus. You get the picture. I don't care if I'm famous or discover some unheard of thing. I just want to know that my life will be one that will be remembered for good. For making life better. And then I had this thought... I need to Be Courageous! No one ever made a difference in this world without stepping foot outside their comfort zone first! (I even Googled my thought to make sure I wasn't stealing it from someone else!) :)
I have been born with talents and gifts that are unique only to me! I have the ability to use those gifts and talents in any way I choose. I can hide them away because I'm either too lazy or too fearful to develop them or I can use them, grow them, share them! Sometimes that means I have to feel a little uncomfortable! It can be scary to put ourselves out there and try something new. To risk being ridiculed or ostracized.
I have put myself out on that limb. I've shared very personal stories about myself and my family on my blog. It is intimidating to know other people are reading what I write. Sometimes I'm too afraid to post those things I want to share. I don't usually promote my blog in a concerted effort because I'm afraid that too many people will read it! That scares me to death! But I feel a push to share my thoughts and experiences. So in an effort to make my mark, I will be courageous! I will write in spite of my fear! Will you be courageous with me? I want to challenge my readers to step out of your comfort zones this week. Find one thing in your life that keeps you inside your box and work to step outside it in an effort to stretch your wings and grow, even if it is just a little. Are you with me?
In an effort to be courageous, I'm stepping out of my comfort zone by posting a button for you to share on your blog if you would like to be courageous with me and a linky list for you to share a post you write on your blog about being courageous!
I think it will be fun! I hope you'll join in!