Several weeks ago, my mom sent me a text asking if I'd ever heard of Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore in the upper peninsula of Michigan.
I chuckled as I'd just chatted with a gal about doing a kayak trip up there. The pictures I'd seen were beautiful.
I responded, "Yes! I want to kayak up there"
"I think your dad would love that too. The pics look amazing." She replied.
Without hesitation I replied, "Lets plan it!"
I didn't think about the cost, or how long of a drive it would be. If I even had the ability to do a kayaking trip.
Often when an opportunity presents itself we immediately think about the reasons why we can't do something, and then we miss out on, what may have been a cool experience, or even a new career.
Over the past couple of years, I've strived, if it's a trip or work opportunity that piques my interests, to say yes, to respond, "How can I make this happen?"
And then I start walking through the open doors. I take one step. I don't focus on the thousand steps ahead, I just focus on one. I keep going until a door closes. I'm amazed of how many times adventures come to fruition, just by focusing on making them happen.
I'm often scared. I get anxiety. But I keep moving forward.
I do want to note, I don't say yes to everything. I know my priorities and realized if I say yes to one opportunity, I have to say no to one that I may really want to pursue.
The next time you are presented with an opportunity that gets you excited, aligns to your priorities and passion...go make it happen!
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"The Giving Challenge: 40 Days to a More Generous Life"