The loss of both Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds has come at the end of a tragedy filled 2016. A year that has left many adrift in mixed feelings of desperate hope and impending defeat. No one can promise a better 2017 but we can demand of ourselves to stand up straight, roll our shoulders back, put the clouds behind us and look into the sun.
We must recognize that we determine our future, that one step forward can change everything. Take that step. Even if you fear it is in the wrong direction. The only thing worse than a misstep is no step at all and the lost opportunities that make the next one even harder to take.
“Stay afraid, but do it anyway. What’s important is the action. You don’t have to wait to be confident. Just do it and eventually the confidence will follow.” – Carrie Fisher
I’m going to chase my dreams in 2017. Will you join me?