For years, I had heard about the beautiful scenery at Waldo Lake in the Oregon Cascades. I had never been there until Thursday, when wife and I finally decided to visit the lake and do some hiking. It was a clear sunny day with temperatures in the mid-60s. Perfect for hiking! And with regard to the scenery, Waldo Lake did not disappoint.
There have been a lot of places I’ve heard about in the past that pique my interest and motivate me to want to visit them. Waldo Lake reminded me that the only barrier that stands in the way of me actually visiting these places is my own lack of initiative to make it happen.
After visiting the lake, I wondered what took me so long to finally get up there, when the process to do so was so easy. All I did to make that trip happen was to state to my wife, “Hey, let’s go hiking at Waldo Lake on Thursday.” To which she replied, “That sounds good to me!” Taking the initiative to pick a date was all I needed to do to make that happen. How easy was that?!
So often it seems like the barrier between us and an outcome we desire is simply deciding that were going to move toward that outcome. And part of “deciding” includes setting a date and taking the actions to bring the desired outcome about.
Are there any places you’d like to go, things you’d like to do, or outcomes you’d like to see happen? If so, check and see if possibly, the reason they haven’t happened yet it simply because you haven’t taken the initiative to make them happen. If you find out that lack of initiative is the barrier, I’ve got good news! You can squash that barrier by taking action to make it happen.
As my wife stated, “That sounds good to me!”