Please let’s keep everyone from Oklahoma in our prayers. The devastation is inconceivable. ;(
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When we are confronted with new challenges, we have two choices: 1) run away from the challenges for fear of failure. 2) Tackle the challenges head on. If you choose #1, you are only allowing fear to get in the way of what in fact could be a fantastic opportunity. If something goes sour during the process and all fails, at least you tried, right?
When I was younger, I feared challenges and new opportunities. I wanted them so badly, but when the time came to step up to the plate, I was a nervous wreck. I allowed fear to take control of me. I would never follow through; I would never finish what I started. I feared that I wasn’t good enough. After a while, my behavior irritated me that I decided to make a change.I began accepting the challenges even though I still had the fear within me. Of course I had my share failures – still do. But at the end of the day, I welcomed the challenges and gave to the fullest of my potential.
Just recently, I accepted a couple of writing projects that scares me a little. Not because I cannot perform the tasks, but because I am afraid of not living up to certain expectations. However, I am still going for it. Why not? What do I have to lose? I plan on giving it all I have. If it works, fantastic. If it doesn’t, at least I tried.
Fear isn’t a comfortable feeling – it paralyzes us from moving forward. We lose opportunities because of it. How many of you have lost opportunities because fear has gotten in the way? How many of you regret missing out on those opportunities?
My article called “How To Put A Stop To Greediness” was published this morning. At first, I had plenty to say about greed in families and in the corporate world. Unfortunately, I couldn’t extend myself in this article since the article was written for a family oriented website. I had to retain many of my thoughts and suggestions, but one day I will blog about greed in its entirety – the way I see it.
If you have a moment of course, please read the article. Feel free to comment there or on here, vote and share. I would love to read your input and engage in conversation. I appreciate the support!
She makes everything OK.
I am Facebook friends with a gentleman by the name of Soulgee McQueen. He’s one of the brilliant men I know on Facebook, and I love reading his statutes. Below is one of the statutes he posted this morning – with his permission of course. This rings truth on so many levels.
As much as I enjoy writing books, I am enjoying writing articles a tad more. When it comes to articles, I am focused on a specific topic – a topic that many of us can relate to. Or perhaps a topic that can provide enlightenment to others. Then comes the best part – engaging with others when they comment. Not everyone agrees, but that’s what makes the job of a contributor interesting. We don’t all have to see everything with the same set of eyes – just as long as we respect one another’s views and opinions.
From time to time, I receive either private messages on my Facebook page or on here regarding the articles. These individuals are uncomfortable to publicly express their experiences or opinions. What they share is extremely informative and an eye opener. Not only do they learn something new from me, but I also learn something new from them.
At the end of the day, I may not write something earth-shattering, but it is worth something when people are willing to jump into the pool of discussion. There’s so much one can learn when writing articles.
Hello everyone! My next article was just published. It’s called Being happy comes from within each and every one of us. I hope you enjoy it. Please feel free to vote at the bottom of the article. You do not need to be signed on to anything to vote. Comments are definitely welcomed under the article or on here. I would love to read what you all think. Feel free to share it on Facebook or Twitter. Thanks for the support!
Please note: Unfortunately, editing didn’t catch this until too late, but first sentence, first paragraph the word you should be others.
Here’s a little something I posted on Facebook this morning. I think we can relate to this.
Based on my experiences and seeing it happen to others, I often wonder why people say the following: “Yes, I’m going to do that for you” or “Sure, I’ll help you” or “Let me know what I can do to support you.” Then when the moment comes, they are ghost; they can’t be bothered. Better yet, they don’t have the time. Meanwhile, we bend over backwards to help others the best way we can – even when we have no time. Why pretend to commit to something when you are fully aware that you have no intentions of doing so? Don’t make promises or commitments you cannot keep.
I’m sure many of us have committed to or promised certain things, but due to unforeseen circumstances, couldn’t follow through. That is understandable. However, when the break of commitments and promises continue to occur over and over again, then it goes beyond comprehension. It turns into the mere fact that certain people are all talk and no action. But, when they want or need something, we tend to bend our backs for them; we give them our time – even if you don’t have it.
I had to post this because I am seeing this type of behavior way too often in many aspects of my life and in the lives of others. And frankly, I find it senseless and disrespectful. Commitments should be taken seriously, not lightly. If you are unsure if you can maintain or come through with a promise, just say “I’ll try my best.” At least we know there is a 50/50 chance you may or may not come through for the person. Remember, when you make a promise or commitment to someone, you are sending this person hopes and positive expectations. They are actually waiting for you to come through for them.