It’s Just Time

by Ray Reuter on April 3, 2014

Rosa Parks“It was just time.” — Rosa Parks

On December 1, 1955, Rosa Parks, a forty-two-year-old African-American seamstress, boarded a city bus in Montgomery, Alabama, on her way home from work. According to the Jim Crow ordinances common throughout the South, black passengers were supposed to sit at the back of the bus. When the bus driver ordered Parks to give up her seat to a white man, she refused. She was arrested and jailed. In later years, when asked what caused her defiance, Parks denied the story that she was tired. “I was not tired physically,” she said. “No, the only tired I was, was tired of giving in.”

Rosa Parks knew in her heart that “it was just time” to stop giving in. No more. Enough.

Consider applying this idea to yourself. Challenging “supposed to” — What is it “just time” to start, stop, eliminate, throw out, complete, let go of, pursue, change, step through, ask, sell, buy, do. I trust you know what that is. Is today the day?

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