In the audio “The Strangest Secret” Earl Nightingale states that we are in an age in our nations history that a man can fall flat on his face and start over several times in their life. Funny he recorded that before I was born and it still applies.
Personally, one of my strengths in life is my ability to bounce back. It was recently suggested that I take an action that I am not really excited about but I trust and respect the friend that made the suggestion. So I have simply put one foot in front of the other and begun to heed the advice and take action.
I remember one day a friend had a black eye and had clearly been beat up. I asked him what had happened and he replied, “I stood up instead of shut up”. I did not totally get it then but today I have a better idea, humility is essential. My ego has gotten in the way of God’s plan for me lately. I made some choices that quite frankly backfired, again! I shared information more out of pride than need and the person used it to hurt me financially, in a big way.
As I discussed it with my mentor he asked me, “what did you learn from this”? I hesitated and thought and thought and thought… I did discuss it further but over the past day or so the lesson has begun to sink in. Do I boast? Do I speak before I should? Do I allow my pride to speak? Do I do everything in my power to live up to my capabilities? Or do I look for the excuse? To be honest, all of these questions speak to me and tell me I need improvement.
It has been suggested to me to humble myself and move on. To make a shift in my strategy. To remember that sometimes we need to go back and learn the lesson that we need to learn. To be honest I do not want to do that, but how then could I continue to write about and teach recovery if I didn’t?
Life is good!
Go, Go, Go…