I think we all have something we need to do, and we’re being held off by fear, procrastination, stubbornness – or all of the above.

As you know, I recently had hip replacement surgery that I’ve needed for a while (And thank you so much to those of you who sent me well wishes and prayers!). Now that I’ve done it, I’m grateful, thankful and couldn’t be more pleased about how well I feel. In fact, I feel better than I’ve felt in years. I had lived with the pain so long that it was starting to feel normal.

It got me to thinking – and yes, I have more time to sit and think than usual – about all the people out there who are living with some kind of situation or issue that can and should be changed. It could be that you need to go back to school, that you’ve outgrown your job or even possibly a relationship … it doesn’t matter. What does matter is that you realize that if you want your situation to change, you’ve got to change it. Just hoping and wishing for something different isn’t enough.

I realized, after having my surgery, that everything happens when it does and the way it does for a reason. I may have waited longer than I should have to get the procedure, but that’s okay. I was able to learn how much pain I could endure, and I can appreciate the way I feel now, probably more than I would have if I’d had it years ago.

So, if you’re like me and have been going through something, this might be your day to take a step forward. You might feel like it’s too late; I promise you, it isn’t. If it’s a job, a situation at the house, or a medical condition, there’s always an option. If you want to enroll in school, let me suggest HBCUsOnline.com. Change seems scary now, but a wise person once said fear is a natural emotion. Don’t let it paralyze you.

If you’re afraid of a challenge, just do it afraid. When it’s over, that feeling will be replaced with confidence, relief and sometimes even joy. Your only obligation after that is to be thankful. And I believe me, I am. But if you do nothing, your situation will only get worse.

You know, I’m a just a DJ, so my advice is for you to put on your most motivating music – songs like “Make that Move,” “Stand,” “Jump to It,” “Get Your Freak On,” “Let’s Work,” “Control,” “Atomic Dog” – and decide to take one step forward. Let me know what song motivates you and how it’s helped you get through something. It could be an inspiration to someone else. When I get back in the Big Chair in January, I promise I’ll play a few of them.

And is it just me, or is there a lack of new-school encouraging music? Well, I guess you have to count Kelly Rowland’s “Motivation!”

Talk to you later!

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