Get in the game!

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Guys- It hit me the other day that we are about to close out this decade!  TEN years have passed!

 I started thinking ..When you look back over the last 10 years, what has changed for you?🤷🏼‍♀️  Here’s my answer: 

Ten years ago I sold a business that I spent 13 years building not knowing what I’d do next.  I was exhausted, raising small children, and thought I was done with trying to do anything new.  That I’d just settle down & stop dreaming. 

I also spent most of those years sitting on the sidelines watching others doing their thing feeling jealous, envious, and awestruck.  I hated 😏 myself for being so envious.

And then it dawned on me. 🌟

I could sit around & compare my life to everyone else’s & do the “pity party” thing or I could pick myself up and go get mine! 💥 

I read somewhere that life is not meant to be a spectator sport. That we are meant to live the length AND the WIDTH of our lives. 

I think that means we are the MVPs in our life & we gotta show up to the game ready to play, not sit in the stands watching until it’s over. 

I KNOW it’s scary to put yourself in, I didn’t want to play either because I was afraid of losing & feeling bad about myself. 

For awhile, I let fear run the show by choosing to lose the game “on purpose”...friends... I forfeited by not playing at all! Like that made any sense. 🤦🏼‍♀️ And while I was more comfortable, I didn’t feel any better.  I felt safe but I also felt disappointed. 

So here’s what I offer with today’s #PardonMyPositivity post. There is no shame

🌟in trying 🌟in struggling 🌟in failing 

with what you are going after. If those things are happening at least you know you are playing.  

There are so many reasons not to join the game. If you are looking for them, you WILL find them.

But I think we should go after what we want anyways ... I BELIEVE that everything we do, even the smallest of attempts, has a ripple effect that should not be underestimated.  That even if it doesn’t work out, it can set us on the path to what will but only if we play!   

And one more thing before I go... be sure you are playing to win, not lose.  XO! Darlene Turner


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