Take A Step

Take A Step

It does not matter what your concerns are now.  I know there is a multitude of various scenarios that people find themselves in today.  The action you need is to take inventory of yourself and take a step.  Maybe not outside.  And possibly not even from one room to another.  You are making a move from one mental plane to another. 

To do this, you need to evaluate your situation and understand your options. Having a notebook to help you keep track of things is a good idea.  Memories and ideas sometimes get mixed up while you try to understand many new things all happening at once.  I usually use a 9 ½ by 5 3/8-inch notebook. 

First, we need to look at the fears you may have.  You need to know what real fear you are facing and what you might imagine. Go ahead and list them in the book. Try to figure out if they are present and genuine or if they are something that could happen if…

Look at each fear and understand how close that fear is to you.  Is it in your personal space (about 12 inches)?  Is the problem in a common area (maybe three feet)?  Do you know if the fear is outside your door or within a city block?  Within 4 square blocks of where you live?  If you cannot pinpoint the cause of concern, it starts to take a back seat to what is in front of you at the moment.

Try to look at each fear you wrote in the book.  Can you see it?  What are the ramifications of the fear coming true, and what can you do to stop or delay the fear from happening?  Is there anything preventing you from acting to hold the fear at bay until it is no longer a threat to you?

Please remember, no one has to sit in just one spot and let fear consume them.  You can think and work to come up with positive solutions.  You are stronger and more mentally capable than you can imagine.  You can think of solutions and find your way out of anything.  All you need do is keep your wit about you and refuse to take no for an answer.  You can do anything if you believe you can, and you never give up.

Thank you for being with me today.  I hope to be with you again soon.


Author: Mike Balof

A retired Air Force Master Sergeant, Mike used to lay in bed at night and worry about what would happen if his plant closed or found himself without a job. One day his plant closed. Rather than panic and hysteria (OK, maybe a little) Mike found himself carried away on the adventure of his life. Mike started with the best job he ever had working at Home Depot. He spent 8 years working with job seekers at a local workforce center, helping them to find employment. He then started his own company developing courses, writing books and urging others to follow their own paths into the future. Mike holds a Master of Arts in Adult Education and Training and a Bachelor of Business Management, earned through the University of Phoenix and an AAS degree in Electronics Systems Technology from the Community College of the Air Force. Mike is a member of the Delta Mu Delta Business Honor Society.

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