SOAPBOX of the week: identity crisis cure

“He who walks in another’s tracks leaves no footprints.”     – Joan Brannon, TV writer and producer

Admit it.  You’ve been a follower of someone  at some point in your life.  Be it sibling, spouse, teacher, boss, best friend…even leader or icon.  And with high hopes, you’ve perhaps fallen into path out of loyalty or fear, ignorance or insecurity -for want or need of recognition or trade secrets, first dibs or fast track, attention or acceptance.  So, how has the walk in the shadows really served you?  More importantly, though, are you still trying to gather benefits at the cost of erasing yourself?  Think about how the mimicry, modeling and mistaking have even harmed you.  At some point, you may walk nameless to yourself and truly unidentifiable to all others.  Folks, don’t get blurred behind someone’s shadow; after all, who knows what may really lurk within it, the bad included.  Instead choose to create your own path.  Find you.  Honor you.  Stomp the earth and leave your mark and let ‘em know your name!

Copyright 2000-2009 by Kimberlie Dykeman
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SOAPBOX of the week: Move, groove and grow in faith

“Take the first step in faith. You don’t have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step.”       -Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., minister & social activist

Daunted by great decisions, we seek to get it in gear and try something new.  What makes us hesitate?  What happened to our enthusiasm of leaving Point A?  Or the belief that something groovy is just around the corner?  Well, it’s still there.  If you listen closely, the first step is already calling you and the promise from faith-filled action will ignite and propel your spirit forward at the perfect pace.  Ironically, the horror of standing still then becomes your driving force against the once-intimidating challenge of The Big Picture.  So, give it a shot.  Write down your goals and gameplan.  Listen to your heart, for it has the power to spark the memory that success ain’t complicated.  Just place faith in the ground beneath your feet…and climb!

Copyright 2008 by Kimberlie Dykeman 

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