Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Autumn Grace #29: Success or Sabotage?

"Will this choice help me to move forward into the life I want to live, or will it keep me stuck where I have been?"

My daughter Joanna posted this on her Facebook, and I liked it so much that I downloaded it as the wallpaper on both my laptop and my iPod. She always posts such thought-provoking gems. 

I realize that I tend to self-sabotage mostly through procrastination and distraction. 

Of course, the first priority is deciding what life you actually want - what is in harmony with your core life values. You may already be on that path and reaping the fruits. 

This quote doesn't automatically mean you abandon where you've been, because it might be good and healthy. But we do need to identify where  we are stuck - what is holding us back. We've all got baggage of some sort or another. 

So take time to think:

Where do I want to be in the future? Ask this about various time intervals, like a month, a year, five years, a decade.

What attitudes and behaviors and choices are hindering you? 

What practical things can you do to not only remove (or hurdle) the obstacles, but make positive progress? 

I was typing this on my iPod in a very dark room since I have a light-sensitive headache. I got bored lying in bed with my eyes closed. Unfortunately, I had to get up and break up a sibling spat. One child certainly needed to be reminded that, "Your choices are your responsibility." Sigh.  Oh wait! What's this? It appears that they apologized to each other! Wow!

Anyway, I'm sure I'll be writing more on this "choices" concept in the future. Stay tuned.

But for now, as with yesterday, my best choice is to go back to bed. Good night, friends!

Virginia Knowles

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