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December 4, 2019

Over the weekend I started listening to a new book, "The Traveler's Gift" by Andy Andrews.

It started out kind of slow, and the author (who reads the book) does some funny sounding (to me) voices, but now I'm totally hooked.

In the book, the main character is at a very difficult time in his life. Bankrupt, lost his job, losing his home and with a sick child and no money for surgery. He is taken on this traveler's journey through time meeting several significant players who each have a lesson to teach him.

At one point he is taken back to a Civil War battlefield and his "guide" is a former school teacher, turned Colonel. They are in the heat of battle, and having lost most of their men and nearly all of their ammunition, with the enemy rapidly ascending on them, it would seem that their outcome was certain death.

The Colonel then repeated his personal mantra, that he is "a man of action". He said that he would rather die while taking action in battle than to be shot in the back doing nothing. (Spoiler alert: He calls for his men to grab their bayonets and to charge. They do, and the enemy stops in their tracks, then retreats.)

I can't stop thinking about this story. How many times are you paralyzed by fear. Frozen in place, overwhelmed, not sure what to do next, and so you do nothing. I've been there. I still sometimes find myself there, and I bet you have too.

What if instead we chose to take action? Just one tiny step changes your energy, and literally moves you in the right direction.

Is there an action that you can take today that will help you to become "unstuck"? Share it with us in the comments!



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