by Pamela McCormick | Featured Contributor
Your hand is reaching up a little higher, until your foot finds the rock beneath, as you step on it to lift you up higher. You have reached a plateau. You take a moment to breathe and look around. You realize that your goal is just within your sight. Will you rappelle back because of exhaustion or will you find extra energy within, because you are almost there…
Okay. I’m actually talking about a rock wall I recently climbed. My goal on that rock wall was to get to the BELL and RING it!!! But the symbolism surely applies as a life lesson for yourself, your family or your business.
It’s “Ring in the NEW YEAR” time and time to set goals, make lists, ya da ya da…
Yes, I too… am a list maker. I write them down on pen and paper, post it, the family calendar, on my phone, on my computer….
Many times, however, I find that even with the best of intentions to improve the “New Year Pam” it’s simply a lot of talk and not enough ACTION.
So with this New Year, I vow to sp”RING” into ACTION.
I will move it. I will stop talking, writing and dream of what could be… but what actually CAN be…what WILL be.
Each move is a STEP toward the finish line. Each step is a victory.
If I just MOVE to that ultimate goal and RING that bell of completion.
So I challenge you…in your personal lives, your family lives and your business to buy an actual bell. When you reach a goal, RING it! Loudly!
And Keep sp”RING”ing into ACTION!!
I recently came across a bell that my Grandma had, one that my daughter loves ringing. Naturally I just rang it, and a whole flood of ideas came to me when I thought about different “Bells” in my life… so I wrote a little more in-depth about those bells here -> Do you hear the Bells?
Pamela McCormick, Creativity Promoter/Inspiration Generator
Pam is a creative consultant, writer, editor and dance teacher/choreographer. In addition to the joys of being a Mom of three, ages 14, 10, and 3, she has first-hand experience in the business of family and the opportunities of working women, as well as more than 10 years as a business executive in product development/creative coordination.
Pam, a Communications/Journalism graduate of Michigan State University, is also Managing Member and Creative Director of Creative Digital Ink, LLC, a Traverse City, Michigan-based consultancy. Creative development, copywriting, editing, marketing, photo shoot/project management and sales presentation speaking skills are all in her “dance bag” of tricks. With her varied background of business, leadership, motherhood and teaching, she has learned to “leap” through it all.
Pam is dedicated to social media and still encourages her inner child to jump for joy in the many “shoes” she wears. Working with adults and students of all ages, she understands well the transformative power of relationships, the impressive value of networking and how a simple hello can change your world. Pam is an eternal optimist determined to help you transform the chaos of your daily life into an enthusiastic “DANCE.” Pam’s inspirational blog can be viewed at www.dancinmoma.com.
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