Wednesdays with Buena: Act!

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By Buenaflor Laoang

Last week, we started off with a manifesto of personal leadership, because this March, we aim to really MARCH! Make something happen! Create impact! Leave some wonderful difference! Whatever it is you think will warm the hearts of many- go for it; claim it!

However, I have to confess this to you- the moment you desire within you to march forward, the enemy of ourselves will also try very hard, very intently, to stop us! He will say you’ve been doing just too much; you’re tired; you don’t need it. He will issue every complaint; he will try to make your time appear too short for what you want to do; he’ll make it look like your efforts are not worth it; he’ll whisper, “it will be okay even without your acts anyway….”

Well- if you will listen to that stopping voice, that is. 

But if you listen to that directed, determined, courageous, still but unafraid voice within you- you will continue. You will march and go forward!  You will go with cheers, with eagerness to finish, with enjoyment of the details, with excitement in what’s next… with passion, with grace. YOU WILL ACT!

And act your little steps of life, unshaken.

Also, act as the writer Paulo Coelho so powerfully puts it- “act because you need to act”.

I hope last week you have been fueled by that manifesto.  This week, act whatever it is you need to act on! March is too short. Life is too short. 😉


Editor’s Note: Buenaflor Laoang-Rosete contributes weekly on AMSDaily. You can visit her blog at Barefoot Life Reflections to read more about inspiring stories.