As I read other peeps work at their BlogSpot’s, I marvel at the talent and ease they seem to have to create the masterpiece that made me laugh…
or long for the experience they lived and wrote to tell us.
I agonize over every piece of work I create. I have to overcome me, and maybe if me and my baggage didn’t get in the way, it might happen easier.
Even thought it’s not easy for me, I persevere. Sometimes, my insecurities get the best of me and I worry about my ability to write with significance and flair before and after a posting.
I have learned to push past any negative feelings, that feelings are designed to be informative (like a signal light is to an intersection). They let me know when to stop and consider what’s happening inside me. They are not to rule my actions and for those whose personalities are like mine (blue on the color wheel) it takes a while to learn not to be emotionally driven.
As we pursue our dreams, we will come up against many obstacles. It’s not the obstacles we should be concerned about but the attitude we have when facing them.
Thomas Edison found thousands of ways not to make a light bulb, and finally found how to create it successfully. Where would we be if he gave up? Sitting in the dark? I don’t know about you, but I think it’s a lot safer seeing where I’m sitting, when I use a bathroom. (eww… no surprises please)
What do you do when you hit an obstacle and there is no one to help encourage you?
Do you give up?
The Apostle Paul said that when there was no one to encourage him in the Lord, he encouraged himself. Paul was under constant attack. There are those who won’t agree with you, who won’t like you or what you stand for… But there is One who does, Papa; and the bottom line is…
His opinion is the only one that matters. Make His opinion, your opinion.
I know it’s easier said then done, but keep in mind, the more you practice positive and great thoughts, the more they become your identity.
Dream your dreams… Pursue them and don’t give up. Learn to love you and enjoy who you are (unique and beautiful), because that is exactly how Papa made you.