Monday, November 20, 2006

Waiting for the moment

I have spent the whole weekend thinking and planning. A lot of praying and reflecting.


Cliff, you haven't done this before. You are taking a big step. You are venturing into uncharted water. What if your ship sink?

Hey I felt this feeling before......I know how to deal with this.

Don't worry. It is normal. Anxious is a good thing. I have been into this water before. It might have been rough in the past. Don't let the past control your future. It just looks rough. The only way to find out is to head into the waves. If my ship sink, great. At least it is out in the water. Not sitting on the dock.

If I never venture, it will forever remain uncharted. Life is about discovering the unknown. Taking the risk. Not about sitting around and staring at corners.

You are going way over board with this, Cliff. Who else does this? No one. You are not normal. This is NUTS.

Dang right it is nuts. If it ain't nuts, it ain't fun.

My friend, Elaine, has a great perspective on taking photos. She will make us do silly poses so that the pics will become memorable. That's how life should be live as well.

Mix emotions run through my body.
Am I being tear apart by them? Nope.
I am calm.

Regardless of the outcome, I known this will be a memorable moment. Not about right or wrong. Not about improving myself. Not about any superficial or selfish reason.

I just want to be.

The sails are set.
The anchor is raised.
Bon voyage....

18 comments:

Lana said...

You've got it in the right perspective, Cliff. Someone once told me that if you are praying and seeking God in the decisions you make, you can't make a wrong one. Happy Sailing!!!

jessie_tri_mn said...

cheers to this Cliff.

i can always count on your blog for some perspective.

i carry a compass with me much of the time as a symbol reminding me to take a risk if I lose direction.

Anonymous said...

As always - well said!

TriSaraTops said...

Great post, Cliff! Can't wait to see where you sail.

William said...

Good attitude Cliff. Great way to attack life.
Carpe diam

Robin said...

awesome. just awesome.

Anonymous said...

Great post, Cliff. I needed a good dose of inspiration. But just to clarify, we all do that overthinking, I-must-be-nuts thing. It's just most people are too scared to admit it.

robtherunner said...

Definitely better to be out trying to sail rather than let the boat sit at the dock.

Flatman said...

You da man, Cliff. You always have such wise words... Thanks.

Zoo said...

eh, sorry, not that bright, you talking bout sailing, life, or your ironman you're gonna go for? I'm confused.

Cliff said...

Don't worry Zoo.

I am confuse too :)

trifrog said...

"She will make us do silly poses so that the pics will become memorable. That's how life should be live as well."

Right on - make your journey as memorable as possible!

Robin said...

HAPPY THANKSGIVING!

Anonymous said...

It's hard to discover ourselves if we don't venture forth and start looking. I am glad you have decided to take the plunge after prayerful consideration. Let Him be your guide and partner - remember that when Peter kept his eyes on Him, he walked on water.

Rachel said...

Happy Sailing! I'm sure you will have an awesome experience.

Julie B said...

Taking risk is the way to go; if you don't, you will always wonder.."what if." You go Cliff!

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Mary Sunshine said...

Hi Cliff,

Great blog! Every step is a Gift!!

Mary Sunshine