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Haiku Friday: Climbing the stairs

your vision must be

followed by venture, look up

stop staring... now climb!


An inspirational quote smacked me in the face today as I took a few steps forward with a work project that I have been... well... stalling on.  It's just so overwhelming and there has been a nasty little voice on my shoulder asking me "what makes YOU so special, huh?!".  Plus my husband has been traveling for work and I'm having a hard time finding work/life balance with my new Solo Parent role.  That's a whole other post just waiting for me to tackle.

SO.  Something snapped this week and I went all Buffy on the voice... started climbing the stairs.

I've been holding myself back.  Lots of vision.  Way too little venture. 

The actual quote that inspired me is by Vance Havner: 

The vision must be followed by the venture. It is not enough to stare up the steps - we must step up the stairs.

I'm not sure where the stairs are leading, but it's better than hanging around down here.

Reader Comments (3)

Thank you, Kim, for bringing such an inspirational piece to Haiku Friday. I love it.

February 1, 2013 | Unregistered Commenterlceel

somedays I'd rather take the elevator! Motivation in haiku form~

February 1, 2013 | Unregistered Commenter4joy

Just gazing at the mountain doesn't equate with much achievement! Take a backpack of motivation and start climbing!

February 1, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterGemma Wiseman

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