Taking Steps

One of my favorite movies is "Strickly Ballroom" it's also the first film in Baz Luhrmann's Red Curtain Trilogy

It's a quirky little Australian film with a big positive message...

A life lived in fear is a life half lived

I have chewed on that quote for many years. Vowing to live by it and not let fear rule my life; but I have found that fear can disquise itself in so many ways. Stepping out of my comfort zone has always been a challenge; there occasions where I have fallen on my face, been dismissed, or failed - miserably.

Yes, failure make us stronger because we learn from it, but I believe you can only learn from your failure if you have a support system in place to help you process the failure and encourage you to get back up. Honestly, that didn't always happen for me. So after a couple failures, I walked away shamefully.

But I have a support system in place now, a big loud support system; and I have, as one person today put it, "a dream job" to aspire after.

Only I never thought of  it as a dream job.  I never thought of it as a job at all. Or even a career possibility. But lately, it keeps rearing it's dreamy little head.

Then I was reminded of a quote from Martin Luther King Jr. that I've truly pondered all day.

Faith is taking the first step even when you don't see the whole staircase.

The thing is, like in the picture above, I don't see the whole staircase.

I've stepped down...

But like I said, the support system is Loud. and Strong.

[Knock, knock, um, supporters... I'm requesting a safety net at the bottom... I'm just saying.]

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Mom said...

Good quotes & nice pairing with the photo. Thanks for sharing!

Stacy said...

Having your support system to help lift you up is extremely important. Good luck and keep dreaming. I think taking small steps at a time can really benefit your dream in the long run. You've got the talent in it you, Rose. :)

Anonymous said...

What a great message, and one we can all learn from. Thank you.

MamaGeek @ Works For Us said...

"A life lived in fear is a life half lived" are truly words to live by and to never, ever forget.

I love your message and couldn't agree more. I agree completely with Stacy and send strength your way.

Jeanette said...

Love the quotes. Thanks for sharing them. And good luck. I hope those steps lead you to where you want to go.

anitalobsenz said...

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