Week 7: The Challenge of Obstacles
“I will welcome obstacles for they are my challenge.” ~Og Mandino
This week has been a struggle. Yet, somehow I did get some things done that needed to be done that I felt horrible overwhelmed with, which helped my belief, I can do this. I can do this. I can do this and build on the “subby” routines.
This mental thing is a bit like riding a snake…
I would love to write insightful and inspiring post like other blogs I have read, but “it is what it is” …
“I will be what I will to be”
I ran out of printer ink, so cannot print poster pics and put together until 1st when I have money again to purchase ink. However, I am collecting images still and all I will have to do, is print and put together. Have most of it but keep changing mind and rethinking it. Have a few color shapes printed that I can see, until I can finish.
Working on my recording still too. I had schedule to do my recording today, Friday, but life happened. I had to babysit all day unexpectedly and we already have some plans tonight, so no quiet time to record. May be a busy weekend with company, plus the Webinar Sunday which I have scheduled, so may be Monday before I find time is my own again to make recording.
I had a hard time not having an opinion this week too, but loved the video link sent out in reference to the mental diet.
For some reason this keeps playing through my head and besides the other two words, makes good law of substitution and makes me snicker when I think it.
“Just keep swimming, just keep swimming, just keep swimming…” ~ Dory
STOP IT! That is what I think, just STOP IT!
Like the girl in the video my biggest obstacle is myself. STOP IT! JUST STOP IT!
I love that GAL in the mirror. She’s a hoot. Keeps me rolling my eyes and laughing at some the things that cross her mind.
Remember-Law of Substitution.
I must have patience with myself.
Excerpt from Scroll I
~ Og Mandino The Greatest Salesman in the World
“Time teaches all things to him who lives forever but I have not the luxury of eternity. Yet, within my allotted time I must practice the art of patience for nature acts never in haste. To create the olive, king of all trees, a hundred years is required. An onion plant is old in nine weeks. I have lived as an onion plant. It has not pleased me. Now I wouldst become the greatest of olive trees and, in truth, the greatest of salesmen.”
Excerpt from Scroll II
“I will greet this day with love in my heart. And how will I do this? Henceforth will I look on all things with love and I will be born again.
I will love the sun for it warms my bones; yet I will love the rain for it cleanses my spirit.
I will love the light for it shows me the way; yet I will love the darkness for it shows me the stars.
I will welcome happiness for it enlarges my heart; yet I will endure sadness for it opens my soul.
I will acknowledge rewards for they are my due; yet I will welcome obstacles for they are my challenge.
I will greet this day with love in my heart.”
~Og Mandino, The Greatest Salesman in the World
1 Corinthians: 13 (NIV)
13 If I speak in the tongues[a] of men or of angels, but do not have love, I am only a resounding gong or a clanging cymbal. 2 If I have the gift of prophecy and can fathom all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have a faith that can move mountains, but do not have love, I am nothing. 3 If I give all I possess to the poor and give over my body to hardship that I may boast,[b] but do not have love, I gain nothing.
4 Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. 5 It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. 6 Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. 7 It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.
8 Love never fails. But where there are prophecies, they will cease; where there are tongues, they will be stilled; where there is knowledge, it will pass away. 9 For we know in part and we prophesy in part, 10 but when completeness comes, what is in part disappears. 11 When I was a child, I talked like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child. When I became a man, I put the ways of childhood behind me. 12 For now we see only a reflection as in a mirror; then we shall see face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I am fully known.
13 And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love.
Laser Focus…you have it. Your words of struggle are powerful and vulnerable. So glad you are able to express yourself. Remaining engaged in the process will keep the subby engaged and voila….change will occur! Rock on, sister!
Thank you. “thumbs up” 😉
I love your posts. I look forward to them each week. I was thrilled to see your Press Release, and what a Press Release! Good job. You’ve got this! One day at a time (or even one hour at a time). Keep retraining Subby to know what you want and need.
Ah, thank you. Hugs. I love your post too. I appreciate you reaction makes me feel better about it. I was not sure about it, but posted it anyway. You make me glad I did. Thank you.
Congratulations you are still here moving forward and I don’t think there will be to many people doing this program that are doing it easy for if it was that easy everyone would be living the lives of their dreams. Slow and steady wins the race. Keep up the great work.