The Courage to Take the First Step
I was talking with a friend this week and I asked her what was new. She whispered that she started a diet. Always looking for ideas, I asked her what she was doing. She was hesitant to admit that she started “a paid program” to help her lose weight, that she couldn’t do it on her own.
How often do we remain idle in our pride rather than ask for help? We go in circles instead of stopping to ask for directions, willing to stay lost rather than risk embarrassment. In the end, she will lose weight because she’s determined, committed and accountable with a long-term plan in place. She actually had the courage to take the first step and knew she would need support to get her through it. Her success will be a model for others, an inspiration. I am looking forward to the updates on her progress and celebrating each step with her.
We all need encouragement and have the opportunity every day to give it to others, especially when they don’t ask for it. Our positive and supportive comments may be just the push they need to take the first step. Have the courage to take the first step and help others to do the same. A true sign of strength.