Monday, March 02, 2009

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Success is not measured by what you accomplish, but by the opposition you have encountered, and the courage with which you have maintained the struggle against overwhelming odds. ~ Orison Swett Marden

I sometimes struggle with self motivation. Of course the level of self motivation can surely depend on the task at hand, be it overwhelming deadlines or just a load of laundry. Yet, I feel we all need to feel DRIVEN by something within ourselves.

The stumbling blocks of each day are always a litmus test of my self confidence. My ability to just STEP over them is rarely noticed by myself unless I feel I cant do it. If the stumbling block feels like a mountain, then i can feel myself stop dead in my tracks, look up, and I can feel the ability to dismiss its size has left me.
It doesn't happen often, I mean, you know me by now......I rarely let any obstacles get in the way of my goal, my passions, or my task at hand. (or saying what I think about it!)
Yeah, the odds have not always been in my favor, but it is my view of my own obstacles that dictate a can or cant attitude.

And there in lies the secret for me. Stumbling blocks are only obstacles if you LET them keep you from stepping over them.....YOU have the ability to determine their size. ~ p.hawkins

(ps. I might only be 5'2", yet my legs can step over pretty much anything!) .................hmmm, where is that mental ladder?


1 comment:

Ruralrose said...

Thanks Pamela - the quote at the top spoke right to my heart, i needed that, thank you

but then your entry - so honest, so real, the way you exposed everyday struggle for everyday people is singular in dimension - so very eloquently and timely - you have a gift - so lovely - peace