Day 3 – I am going where I can’t see the way home…

Day 3 – I am going where I can’t see the way home… 

That is a very strange title for today. Let me tell you about my journey…
When we get ready to go on any big adventure in life, we pack up the car and drive to the Trailhead at the base of the mountain. We load up with our backpack, best hiking shoes, our walking stick and start out. John Maxwell says, “Everything worthwhile is uphill.” And we love uphill climbing. We feel the burn as we begin this journey.
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But, every journey is not ‘all uphill’. Sometimes, there are ‘dips’ in the trail. (See Seth Godin’s book, ‘The Dip’) When we approach the first dip, it is a critical point in our journey. You see, from the top of the first rise, we can see the mountain top; beautiful and majestic. We can also still see the car at the trailhead. That car is our way home. It is our safety net, our escape vehicle, our way out. If we take another step, we lose site of the top of the mountain and we will lose site of the way home. A great dilemma.
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You know what, this might be a great place to step off the trail and set up a base camp. You earned it. You are tired, you walked up hill. You are outdoors, and you can tell everybody you are on the adventure of a life time… you’re just taking a break where it is comfortable; safe. A warm fire, a comfortable sleeping bag and maybe some smores to eat. (We did bring the stuff to make smores – right?)
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So, here I am; safe in my basecamp, safe in my comfort zone. The best of both worlds. I can see my dream and I can see my way home.
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Except, I am running out of supplies. I am at a point where I am no longer comfortable in basecamp. No more wood, food, and that sleeping bag… It’s not that comfortable anymore. I need to go, it’s not safe to be sitting still. I need to move – abandon basecamp. I am going over the hill, I am going where I cannot see the way home. Into the dip…
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Marshall Townsend II

President Marshall Townsend 2nd Leadership

Independent Executive Director with The John Maxwell Team

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