Wendy Gladney (File photo)



Over a hundred days ago, I was having a conversation with someone in my inner circle, and we were talking about stepping out of our comfort zones and doing something that we either have never done or that we do not feel comfortable doing.  

Although I am a public person and I do a lot of speaking, I have not always felt comfortable jumping on social media and just speaking about something that is not planned, especially when I have not totally prepared my presence and presentation.   

My colleague challenged me to go 100 days in a row live on social media no matter what and just share whatever was on my heart or mind and so I accepted her on the challenge. 

On my birthday, September 4, I completed 100 days and I have to say it felt good to complete something I started and stayed the course for the entire commitment. It was not always easy because part of the time I was out of the country, I was on different time zones, and truthfully a couple of times I almost forgot and went to bed and before I fell asleep, I remembered, and I jumped up and ran downstairs to my desk and jumped online so I could fulfill my commitment. It was in my heart and soul to complete the task. God kept me on point. 

Over the years, I have made various commitments.  Sometimes I was too young to understand what a commitment really meant and sometimes I just fell short.  Over the years I have learned the importance of what it means to keep your word and commitment.  

Oftentimes what we say or do is not about just us.  We never know who is listening and depending on us to do what we say we are going to do. All of us have fallen short at one point or another in terms of what we said we were going to commit to, but it is never too late to start over and become a person of your word and be dependable.  

Our families, friends, community, and the world need people they can trust and depend on. Are you up for the challenge?  

Over the 100 days of the challenge, I was forced to look at myself and think about what I wanted to accomplish at the end of the commitment. In the beginning, I just wanted to make sure I fulfilled the promise, but over the course of time, I started thinking about what imprint I wanted to make as I shared with the world each day.  

I wanted to leave a positive message and give people something to think about that could hopefully have a positive impact on their lives and give them something to think about.  I also ended each day with my mantra about how forgiveness is a choice, and it is up to us to make a daily choice to forgive others and sharing that choice with others. 

Moving forward I will continue to go live, even if it is not every day.  I am working on preparing messages that will give hope for those struggling with forgiveness and the possibilities life has to offer.  I want to pour into people the belief that what they desire is possible and the best is still yet to come. 

 I am grateful for the challenge I accepted, and it put me on a new path. It is definitely part of my season of greatness.  I hope you will stay with me on this journey so we can ride it out together.    

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Visit www.WendyGladney.com and www.forgivingforliving.org to learn more. Wendy is a life strategist, coach, consultant, author, and speaker.