Tuesday, April 06, 2010
Last blog, I posted about my new little "WOW!" book. I randomly opened it, and what chapter did I need the most? Fortitude.
Since I've been thinking about taking a break from SP, as well as a couple of other things in my life, it was good for me to read the quotes and contemplate what fortitude really means. It's more than some wise platitudes by those I quoted last time.
According to this book, it takes fortitude to keep going when the going gets tough. That anything worthwhile in life means that we're going to encounter obstacles. It takes fortitude to fail and go right back in there and try again, this time maybe in a different way.
I've never been a quitter, but I've recently had a great deal of losses (deaths) and other personal challenges. I feel that my motivation has waned. Two remaining quotes from this chapter are worth sharing.
"The road to success is dotted with many tempting parking places." - Unknown
"One ship drives east and another drives west
With the selfsame winds that blow.
'Tis the set of the sails
And not the gales
That decides the way to go." - Ella Wheeler Cox
Wishing all a wonderful day. As for me, I'll try things another way instead of quitting.