You Only Have To Beat An Excuse Once | IMPOSSIBLE

You Only Have To Beat An Excuse Once | IMPOSSIBLE.

I just discovered Joel Runyon’s IMPOSSIBLEblog, and I’m impressed. His advice in the New Year’s Day article I’ve linked above is spot on, particularly this line:

Action puts fear to death.

It’s true. To accomplish anything, we have to start. And starting makes continuing easier. So what if we can’t write the whole book right now? We can start. We can write a chapter, or a page, or a paragraph. We can write the one-sentence tagline.

We can start. We can take one action toward our goal, even though we’re afraid.

And action in the face of fear is the definition of courage.

I've been a soldier, a dreamer, a working stiff, a leader. A husband, father, example (good and otherwise), and now a survivor. I write about courage, because courage is what enables us to accomplish the impossible. If you draw breath, I love you. If you love in whatever way seems best to you and want others to love in whatever way seems best to them, I am your ally. If you believe someone is less than you because they do not love the way you do, I oppose you. If you see someone as a threat to be abused or destroyed merely because they do not look like you, or love like you, or worship like you, I am your enemy. I am a joyful and courageous man. And I stand with you who love.