Monday, August 27, 2012

Motivational Monday


YOU DON'T DROWN BY FALLING IN WATER;
YOU ONLY DROWN IF YOU STAY THERE.
(Zig Ziglar)

Get up! Get up already!

Add a few not-so-nice names to those words and you have what I scream at myself when I find myself wallowing in self-pity or defeat or even in just the plain old blues. But I like Mr. Ziglar's words a lot better and plan on using them. (Besides, berating myself wasn't doing much good anyway.) 

We all fall. We all get knocked off course somehow, some way. We get stuck, stymied, confused, frustrated, rejected. That stuff is going to happen - we're human and we live in the "real" world. We don't want to ignore those troubles or feelings but we also don't want to dwell in them any longer than necessary. 

This week, let's use Mr. Ziglar's words as if they're a clean, fresh towel. Let's wipe our faces, dry ourselves off, and begin again.    

14 comments:

  1. That's right! We don't want to get stuck there.

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  2. Oh, if only it were that easy. I'm too tired to pick myself up. It's Monday. I'm going back to bed!

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  3. Alex - sometimes I think it's easier said than done, at least for me. :)

    Shell - thanks! And welcome to The Shellshank Redemption!

    Madeleine - glad you liked it. Thanks for stopping by. (Oh, and love your name, by the way!) :)

    Julie - Monday's aren't easy, I know. Go back to bed but don't stay there! :)

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  4. Okay, I'm up! I'm up! :) Thanks for the kick in the pants, Madeline.

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  5. Emily - you're very welcome!

    Tara - I don't think you did, what with all the progress you're making on your Camp NaNo novel! :)

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  6. It's always so inspiring to stop by here on a Monday. I love starting out my week with your Monday posts, and this one felt especially applicable to me right now. Great post!

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  7. Julie - thank you so much! It means a lot to know these posts are appreciated. Glad this one was a help to you. :)

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  8. Thanks for injecting a boost of inspiration into my Tuesday morning schedule!

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  9. Michelle - you're welcome! Hopefully it will carry through all week. :)

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  10. Great quote! Genuinely motivational. I love your site!

    -- Izzy
    www.izzydavid.com

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