Something to think about when frustrated, impatient, or discouraged whether inward or outward toward another person or group of people…
I built walls inescapably high and behind those walls discreetly concealed my scars. Too high, too well. When the walls tumbled, I was just as surprised as the ones who learned the truth.
Make a commitment: PAY ATTENTION!
Now that you’ve considered the “hurts” of those you meet day-by-day, consider taking on the role of encourager. Or, for some who need it, butt-kicker. But, if you prefer the word coach, that works, too. We each need an encourager in our corner of the ring sometimes, if not always.
Speaking of encouragement, coaching, and fight, I used to write the following quote all over my notebooks (my teachers called this doodling and not paying attention), and I’d like to share it with you now.
“It’s not the size of the dog in the fight, it’s the size of the fight in the dog.”
Igniting Souls 2015 reawakened that fighter in me.
I have made a commitment to myself and all those who might benefit from hearing my story to finish both books I’ve started. I’ve taken the next step to stop being afraid of telling people I’m writing a book, or two.
These commitments are just the beginning of my next chapter, my next round. It is fitting that this step coincides with Breast Cancer Awareness Month. No more excuses. Time to fight through the resistance of telling my story and helping others write (edit, or rewrite) theirs!
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