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April 21, 2017

Are You Ready for a Challenge? (It’s scary…)

“Courage is doing what you’re afraid to do. There can be no courage unless you’re scared.”
(Eddie Rickenbacker)

Let’s be brief and to the point. Every single one of us has an idea about what could improve our most important relationship. And the reason this is an idea, and not yet an action, is because we’re scared to try it. Or say it. Or stop it.

Here’s our chance. This weekend could be the start of something new, and all we have to do is start doing a new behavior, or stop doing an old one. Some possibilities:

—Asking out your spouse for a real date (here’s a hint: don’t get ready in the same bathroom this time…find a way to get presentable behind closed doors, like you used to on real dates)
—Allowing your son or daughter to do something you’d normally say no to (here’s a hint: giving them new freedom is the only way to give them more accountability)
—Addressing your sibling’s or a parent’s hurtful behavior (here’s a hint: write it down first, and even run it by a friend…you want it to be honest, yet as unoffensive as possible)

What’s yours? Apologizing to someone? Finally acquiescing to your spouse’s request to do something adventurous? Acknowledging to someone they were right and your were wrong?

Whatever it is, I’m sure it’s scary—that’s why you haven’t done it yet.

Now’s your chance.

Peace begins with pause,

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