The Ledge is a scary place. A place where you sink or swim. And for me it means that once I’m out there, someone else knows about it ‘cuz I’m a chatty one. So then I have someone who will know if I back out. Accountability insurance, I suppose?
Maybe I’m just a chatterbox.
Me and Peanut, mid-conversation about how cute she is. We’re chatty girls.
Take this Virtual 5K . I put it out there and now have over 100 supporters, more than 20 raffle prizes, and people all over the world coming out of the wood work to help me meet my goal of $20,000. I didn’t sandbag my goal. I stepped onto The Ledge and look what happened.
Holy awesome! Keep those donations coming, guys! I’m 1/4 of the way to my goal!
I’m learning to trust that regardless of whether or not I’m successful in these endeavors, I’m better for having tried. Yes, it’s lonely and terrifying to put yourself, your ideas, your beliefs, and even your health out there on The Ledge for others to ignore or ridicule.
But when you succeed, when you leap and find yourself somewhere better than you were before, even if it’s only once, it’s worth it. And so much better than the alternative.
Whoever thought “Doctor” would ever be in front of MY name? Not me.
Life is nothing without taking chances. Walk out on The Ledge every now and again, friends. The view is spectacular.
Now go out and run.