Has this ever happened to you?

I’ve heard the universe loves speed, but this is ridiculous….

I wrote the story below Tuesday afternoon and sent it off to Team Sayler to be ready to be posted Thursday.

I pull the plug at the last minute because I had stayed up late to give you a body language review on Wednesday’s debate – see www.SharonSayler.com/debate1 if you missed it.

Anyway, yesterday on the morning news, is a cute video clip of a young boy’s first mountain bike ride, ending with a little voice saying “No, I don’t have to pee…” If you’ve been around little ones, you can’t help but smile.

Rushing through my mind as I view the video are second thoughts about running this true event story.  The universe loves speed, but 3 days? – REALLY…

How many times have you had a great idea and didn’t act on it? Later, you see it in a store, online, on TV or radio – and darn, the first thing that runs through your mind is “I knew that was a great idea!”

Well, that happened here. Team Sayler said, “RUN IT! It’s a wonderful story.” I’m listening to Team Sayler and running it….

So, here’s what happened Tuesday morning:  

Stop, you’re scaring me to death!

“Stop, you’re scaring me to death!” the elderly woman yelled as I jogged past.

“What?” I know, it’s not pretty, me jogging, but really….

I look up and see her protests to stop are for a little girl, I’d guess to be about 5 years old.

“Don’t worry, I know how to do it,” the little girl says confidently as she throws her leg over her pink and white bike. Off she totters, picking up speed as she goes, now wobbling forward faster and faster with sparkly handle tassels fluttering and a mop of long curls wavering out from under her helmet. “I can do it!” the young girl proclaims to the wind.

It hasn’t been too long since her training wheels came off… now, a half block away the woman continues her protests, “It’s downhill, stop, you’re scaring me to death!” she yells again at a markedly increased volume.

By now, I’m just catching up to the courageous little moppet. “You did it!” I say with a smile as she comes to a perfect stop at the corner.  “I know I could….” she beams.   Please post your thoughts below in the comment section.

Are you letting the voices of

someone else’s fear hold you back or propel you forward?

What would you do if you knew you could?


Enjoy the Adventure,

To Success! To Life!


p.s. I know grammatically “I know I could….” should be “I knew I could….” But she said, “I know I could.” I like the faux pas, it fits a 5 year old.