For the Coming Week…
For the first year of our lives, we were on our knees, back, or sides, horizontal.
After about 12 months or so, we started to learn how to walk. And that was a tough course. We fell a lot. We got up. Fell again. Got up again. Kept on falling. Kept on getting back up.
Then we learned a few tricks; hold a table edge, a low chair, a parental leg. We persisted.
In a few weeks we were putting a few steps together, getting there. Then we added a few more. We were walking. Despite the falls, trips, discouragements, impediments, we were walking.
In a few short months, we had to be told to stop running, to shut up, to sit down, make less noise, and behave ourselves.
There are a couple of lessons in that experience. We had a clear aim, our belief was total, and the determination never faltered.
We were inspired, persistent, decided.
We never lost sight of the aim.
And we succeeded.
What, or who, do you think, would inspire you now?
Are you willing to persist? To continue fighting in the face of adversity, discouragement, ridicule, dismissal, rejection? To keep getting up after all the falls?
Are you decided? Another word we could use is for decided is determined.
We determine our lives by the decisions we take.
So, what will decide you, unequivocally, to start something, get to the middle, and finish it?
Look at the questions. Spend a bit, or even a lot, of time on them.
Answer them to yourself, not anyone else. That’s your privilege.