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THIS is the Day!

posted Apr 17, 2017, 10:32 AM by Sound Training   [ updated Apr 17, 2017, 10:48 AM ]
I had a lot of plans in place for this blog post...
... in fact... I had wanted to write it last week. 

Then something came up.

Then it was the end of the day, and I thought it would be better to write it in the morning the next day.

Then something else came up....

It is SO EASY for us to put things off until tomorrow, but the truth is, tomorrow never comes, it will always be one day away.

This "daily blog" now has a 6 day gap in it... 

You see, there are some things that NEED to be done daily - that's how you develop consistency, and THAT's how you get better at something.

But yesterday I got INSPIRED.

I'm not going to preach about church or religion here, but I will be open and honest about my experiences, and yesterday we went to the 5pm Mass and I was inspired by the homily - "This is the day."

Let's stop letting fear creep into our heads and preventing us from doing the things that we KNOW we should be doing. Deep inside, we all have a yearning or a calling to do something with our lives, but all too often some kind of fear and doubt sneaks in, and we keep our mouths shut, we don't express ourselves, and we push that calling deeper down and make it afraid to come out.

We're afraid of being judged. 

We're afraid of trying something new and failing at it.

I'm afraid that you might not like my writing. I'm afraid that you might not agree with what I have to say. I already know that I failed at consistently posting to this daily blog.

Decide that you want it more than you are afraid of it.

But deep down, for a long time, I've had this desire that's shaped my decisions over the years. It's not fully manifested itself yet, which is good - it's still growing, and I'm growing with it. Together, as I evolve, I help my dreams take shape.

I'm afraid that everything has to be perfect. That nobody will be happy with what I do until it's perfect.

I'm my biggest critic. I'm sure you are your biggest critic as well. We're similar like that. We're afraid to do things unless we can do them "perfectly".

I want to help as many people as I can. We all have different goals, and different backgrounds, and we all need different kinds of help to achieve those goals.

But we all have that same thing holding us back - FEAR.

Jesus' resurrection allowed people to not fear death. They learned that even in the darkest of times there is hope. That you can be brave and face your fears and no matter how tragic the consequences, you can come out alive on the other side!

"Because He lives I can face tomorrow,
Because He lives every fear is gone
I know he holds my life
My future in His hand"

This is the Day!

Don't let fear hold you back. We are lucky that the fear is in your own head, and once you let go of fear, you allow your life, your future to go in the direction that it is meant to be!

I encourage you, get ONE THING done today that you've been putting off. DON'T let fear stand in your way. You ARE stronger than that!

Getting something done is far better than not doing it at all. 

This is the Day!

Let me know - what have you been putting off because of fear? What will you commit yourself to getting done today?

Peter Lohrmann
Head Coach
Sound Training & Racing, LLC