Quitting on Time May Seem like You’ve Quit too Early. And That’s Okay
Thank you for your honesty. Another reason to make sure we don’t die on the way down is we have no idea what the next mountain is He wants us to climb.
Great reflection, John. I especially appreciated the turnaround analogy because my daughter and I are climbers. Climbing as a sport historically has been dominated by white people, but it’s changing. If you want to see fantastic pictures of Black people climbing mountains, you just need to know where to look! Look up (on IG or basic internet search) Kai Lightner, Meagan Martin, Mario Stanley (my daughter’s very first climbing coach), Dominique Barry, Climbing for Change, Brown Girls Climb, Memphis Rox Climbing, Kareemah Batts, Favia Dubyk. Ok, there’s enough there lead you down a lovely little rabbit trail!
I realize awhile ago that my pride gets in the way of my blessings. Once I came to terms that it'll ALWAYS be someone to do what I'm doing or have done. God gives us discernment & wisdom to know when that season is over, it's actually called stepping out on faith! John O, our Daddy is with you. Stay prayerful, faithful, and focused on Him; forreal, forreal!!!! :)
John, I appreciate you articulating what so many have felt before Covid, but especially since 2020. Your post today was right on time. I was thinking about Pete Scazero’s chapter on Endings and New Beginnings from his book The Emotionally Healthy Leader this morning. Often endings are messier than I would like for them to be, but in this season I’m relearning the value of “no.” I’m learning to conserve my energy, to pull away, and to prioritize the most important things (because my energy and focus are limited). Thank you for leasing by example.
Thank you for this. Discerning the right time to walk away or to turnaround is no easy feat. Proud of you and excited for the next leg of your journey, whatever it may hold!