I remember when I graduated as a therapist, our tutor told us all, “Take action! Even if it’s something small... act.” It has stayed with me... that thought of taking action in life rather than being solely an observer. Sometimes an idea or a task can seem so enormous that we freeze... paralysed by that enormity and our own potential fragility and failings. And yet, think of all the times when we were little that we tried and tried again unaware of the hugeness of our journey. If Usain Bolt had been told, “You have to run 100m in less than 10seconds!” when he was 2 years old, it would have seemed impossible. But he took that journey step by step, action by action, until it was achieved. None of us are who we will be... yet. It’s only by getting out of bed each day and putting one foot in front of the other that we move closer to that future life. And we won’t achieve it without taking action. No one will learn for us or do for us or create for us. We need to take action for ourselves. That might be learning to draw, learning a language, learning how to build a website, how to lay a brick or plant a seed... It might be asking for help, letting go anger, understanding what we can control and what we need to accept with grace... Each of us is different, with different hopes, dreams and desires. The thing we have in common is that nothing worthwhile can be achieved by sitting around waiting for others to do it for us. A phrase I live by is “If not me? Who?” I have a responsibility to make the life I want, to be the person I want to be. I might not always be right and the journey might not always be easy, but it’s my journey and my job to do my best to get to where I want to go. And when I get to the end of my life I hope I’ll know that I tried my best. I took action. That’s all we can do. Act.

Posted by SarahA at 2019-04-05 09:04:03 UTC