SOAPBOX shot in the arm Ep. 2: J Ruth Gendler

SOAPBOX shot episode graphic

Today’s SOAPBOX® shot in the arm is wrapped around a famous quote by Ruth Gendler, artist, writer and teacher.

 “Courage looks you straight in the eye. She is not impressed with power trippers, and she knows first aid. Courage is not afraid to weep, and she is not afraid to pray, even when she is not sure whom she is praying to. When she walks it is clear she has made the journey from loneliness to solitude. The people who told me she was stern were not lying; they just forgot to mention that she was kind.”

Welcome to the edge of a cliff…again!  Alas, the life of a trailblazer is an unending series of brinks and bridges, each one more precarious than the last.  But for good reason, because the opportunities to prosper and expand your influence are indeed greater each time.  Weighing the odds is always advised but worrying about perceived outcomes only leads to petrification.

And so it takes courage to leap!  But not just in business- not just as an entrepreneur or a leader.  IT takes courage to CHANGE as a human being facing regular daily life.  Sometimes a shit-ton.  Yet, what’s funny, is how rarely the concept of bravery and courage is shared, discussed, or given limelight in the more mundane, daily nooks and crannies of LIFE.  Probably because we need to personify it to make it a true member of our treasure chest of choice vocab.

Indeed CHANGE takes courage and the rediscovery of her value and promise.  It comes down to one simple question: how long will you stay and decay?  There’s no better time than the present to discover the valley of your vision.  Strap on your parachute of faith, spring free and fly.  TO experience a cage-free life, you must choose to explore new territory and vow to not look back.  Change is inevitable.  Perhaps so is a life of delightful evolution.


Never Stop EVOLVING. ~ KD

Sponsored by Kimberlie Dykeman Enterprises– Lifestyle & Performance Coaching, Mini-Retreats & Wingman Support for Gentlemen.

© Kimberlie Dykeman. SOAPBOX® is a registered trademark of Kimberlie Dykeman.

0 replies

Leave a Reply

Want to join the discussion?
Feel free to contribute!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *