Give Yourself a Break

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I confess, I often feel like this little guy,
staring into the murky waters and
wondering: Will I ever make it?

Fear on one shoulder, Doubt on the other.

And then I remember . . .

Albert Einstein got expelled from school
and didn’t read till he was seven . . .

Fred Astaire flunked his first screen test . . .

Jack London’s earliest story got
rejected six hundred times. (Yikes.)

Ohhh yes, there are plenty more of these
true tales, torn from the pages of Real Life.

The fact is everyone “fails.”
So give yourself a break!
_____________

“Start by doing what’s necessary, then
what’s possible, and suddenly,
you are doing the impossible.”
–St. Francis of Assisi

(Yep, St. Francis, patron saint of animals
and the environment, was one audacious dude)

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3 comments…

  • Nancy June 11, 2015, 4:34 pm

    Perfect timing…thank you!!

    Reply
  • Elena Eulo June 11, 2015, 4:43 pm

    What a wonderful posting. It inspires me not only to keep going, but to respect all the thwarted attempts of all my past misses, some near-misses, others missed by a country mile! Thanks for this!

    Reply
  • Clara York June 12, 2015, 11:12 pm

    Yes! Racking up our failures doesn’t get us anywhere. I tend to feel alienated and then realize I’ve done it to myself. I’ll stop that right now!

    Reply

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