Everyone Needs A Sam – Chapter Ten Excerpt

Jul 16, 2010 by

We need mentors or Sams as I call them.  They help guide us on our life journey with advice that lasts a lifetime.

It is important to use as many Sams as possible, to seek as much advice as you can.  Because at some point, you will have to make the decision.

Today, is another excerpt from my new book, Everyone Needs A Sam. I encourage you to visit Sam’s web site to learn more and to tell the world your own story about a mentor who helped you out in life.

Chapter Ten is entitled “In The End, It’s Up To You.”  Following is the excerpt:  

A Sam can only do so much.

A true Sam loves walking up the mountaintop with you, but will bear down and tumble with you down into the deepest valley. They will speak the truth into your life. They will guard your back, sometimes your front. A Sam is loyal.

A Sam is all this and more. But in the end, it’s up to you.

We can gather our Sams, face our demons and charge. We are surrounded by those whose only interest is our best interest. Those who, for whatever reason, took us under their wings and led us to this point. Those who have guided, advised and strengthened us throughout our journey. Bring it on!

I wish. Because there is that invisible line in life. The one no Sam can cross. Even if they wanted to, they can’t. You will turn around, look at them and say “come on.” And they will be standing there, looking at you. They will slowly shake their heads, and simply say “good luck.”

In the end, it’s up to you.