A few weeks ago, it was laid on my heart to reach out to a woman to interview her for my weekly book column for Hope for Women magazine. As it turned out, we had a lot of things in common—besides being authors, we both attended the University of Alabama (Roll Tide!), and we’ve done at least one event together, although we didn’t realize it.
One thing I learned over the course of our conversation was that she had been battling cancer. Instead of letting the diagnosis stop her, she used it as fuel to write her book series. That in and of itself was amazing to me, but the thing that really left me in awe and that had me rethinking my approach to things was on the day her responses to the interview questions were due, she emailed me to let me know she was in the hospital because she had developed a brain tumor and she was having trouble seeing, but she would do her best to make her deadline.
Y’all, she met the deadline!
It got me to thinking that if someone who is battling cancer, dealing with a brain tumor and having trouble seeing can still be motivated to get stuff done—and get it done on time—what’s my excuse. Today I pose the same question to you. In light of what my new friend is going through, she is still pursuing her dreams. What’s your excuse for not pursuing yours?