You’ve heard the saying, “If you’re not moving forward, you’re moving backward?”

Well that has been my challenge for the past two weeks.

All of a sudden I’m emotionally and mentally putting the brakes on.

A few glorious opportunities have come my way and they’ve thrown me for a loop. While being excited about the opportunity, fear has prevented me from taking the kind of action that would really push me to a new level.

Instead, I chose to stay with comfortable habits wrapped tightly around me like swaddling cloth. Not good!

Nothing will ever change, you’ll never grow, if you stay with what feels comfortable and safe!

Push yourself to do something daring. Push your writing skills and storyline just beyond the boundaries of what feels safe.

Take advantage of opportunities that come your way and embrace them with all the passion and energy you have to give.

And when you find yourself pulling back and retreating into that comfortable space, stop, think, meditate on it and look deep inside. Where are you now, where do you want to go and what is stopping you?