Ever get baffled when something unexpected stops you in your tracks?

Yesterday was a rare warm, 70 degree day in the middle of winter. No winter coat. Beautiful sunshine warming the skin. The entire city hit the hiking trails outside Denver to soak up the sun and fresh air in the mountains. 

As I hit the trail, there were small patches of ice. No biggie I thought, I’ll side step around it.

Slowly as the trail crawled up through the steep canyon, the air became cooler, the ground harder.

Suddenly, out of nowhere, a sheath of ice appeared on the steep trail.

People ahead of me on the trail turned back. They didn’t want to fall. Others put on spikes over their shoes and walked easily across the ice.

I stood there without spikes for my hiking shoes wondering how I can get across?

This wasn’t the first time I’ve ever come across a roadblock on a trail or even in my life.

With each obstacle, there’s only three options.



Take a step and see how far that takes you.

I slowly moved my foot to the first small piece of rock that popped out of the ice. My body gently swayed as my weight transferred to that foot.

I didn’t fall. Yeah.

Now, Let’s connect one more step. After about 30 steps, I slowly made it to the other side of the trail.

How often do you stop when your path gets harder?

How often do you resist taking that step because you may risk a fall?

Growth only happens when you take that courageous step. Couple it with a leap of faith, you will arrive on the other side every time.  

Wishing you an abundant, joyful and prosperous day!

Lora Polowczuk
Chief Energy Officer
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