I love this photo with this quote because when you are on the edge, it is a fine line between success and failure. Walking a tightrope means that you are putting it all on the line, because one misstep and you fall.

When you step out over the open air the only thing that you can do is to have absolute focus and intention on your goal. There is no turning back, and even though your heart is pounding and your stomach lurching, all you can do is keep going. – The glory is¬†what happens when you reach the other side. OMG you can’t imagine the jumping for joy, and the screaming until your voice is gone happiness that is on that other side. Because you know that you totally went for it, and killed it, and I can’t believe that I really did it feeling that you get when you do something like that. You can’t feel any more alive than when you have achieved something that you knew you could do, but at the same time were scared to death to even try.

Potential is such a loaded word, because although it seems to have a high vibration, there is a bit of hope included in the word, which is not a high a vibration. Potential has the meaning of possibility, which leaves room for doubt. Being capable doesn’t mean that you will be, only that you can be. We normally don’t see our own potential, and try to discount it as not being that special. I think that is why the edge is required, because we need to be daring to realize our potential.

But at some point in your life, your purpose will hook you and you can’t not go in that direction. There are some people who turn their backs on this moment and they are the ones that live the lonely life full of regrets. But we are not those kind of people. We are the kind of people that scream a full throated yes! We are the kind of people who drag our friends and family along with us, and they come even though they think we are crazy, because we catch them on fire, so that they can’t help but burn with us. That is what being alive is about – it is about our purpose catching the world on fire and changing it just because we dared to live in full glory of our potential.

Sheryl Silbaugh

I am married with 4 grown children who are all married and currently have 14 grandchildren and two great granddaughters. I work fulltime as a Director at Bank of America and I am the founder of LemonadeMakers.org, which is a website and Facebook page dedicated to personal transformation and growth. We all have life's lemons show up in our life, this website helps us to make them into lemonade.