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Starting is Hard…My Thought for the Day…April 15, 2019

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April 15, 2019

“You don’t have to be great to start, but you have to start to be great.”
-Zig Ziglar


Starting is Hard

Starting is hard.   Every time I sit down to make these posts, I have a hard time getting started. Making the graphic is the easier and more enjoyable part.  I could make these graphics all day, everyday!  But the writing is where I must stretch myself.

Doubts creep in, will I have anything worthwhile to say?  Who am I to be saying such things in the first place? 

But I make myself start typing, the first thing that comes into my head.  And like the pond in the graphic, the one small ripple gains power and strength and makes more ripples.  And somehow, the words come.

Starting anything that has an unknown factor is even harder.  But the idea is the same.   A step in the right direction to get the ball rolling usually leads to more steps and can break our inertia of fear and doubt.

You won’t be great to start, that is for sure.  But like Zig said, you do have to start to be great.

Have a great week!

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My Thought for the Day…March 27, 2019

“Don’t be distracted by criticism.  Remember~ the only taste of success some people have is when they take a bite out of YOU.”

-Zig Ziglar

Why do some people have to try to make you feel small in order for them to feel big?  I have never understood this, but I am sure we have all experienced it.  You’re riding high, things are going right then BAM, someone takes a swipe at you.

In hindsight, it is easy to see their motive, they are unhappy and want to take down anyone who isn’t.  Out of jealousy, spite, or just plain grouchiness, who really knows.  Whatever the reason, they get some sort of boost out of the interaction, so it’s worth it to them.

In the moment, for me at least, they are usually successful, and I am taken down a notch or 10 depending on the severity of the attack.  In that moment we need to forgive ourselves for allowing this to happen, because you can’t always see such attacks coming and if you were constantly on guard for such things, you’d be a wreck.  Been there, done that, not pretty, believe me.

It is what you do after the attack that matters the most.  Do you mull over it incessantly, or do you pick yourself back up, brush off the assault and go on?

Maybe you actually confront the attacker and ask, “Why did you do that?” and then move on.  You’ve then brought their petty behavior to light by acknowledging it, and that helps you to regain your power.  Then bringing yourself back up and moving on like nothing happened, well, that’s just priceless.

Have a great Wednesday!