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11/19/07 11:45 P

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Never, never, never give up. (I think it was Winston Churchill) Persistance pays !

My Quote for stage 3
"See it done, hear it done, feel it done and it will be."
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11/19/07 8:32 P

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Hi Lisa ~ thanks for that insight. "Failing forward" ~ I've heard of that but didn't really know what it was. I think you've hit it just right. And I do believe in living an authentic life.... otherwise, "it" just never feels right.


Making it a great day!
sue

"The significant problems we have cannot be solved at the same level of thinking with which we created them." ~ Albert Einstein

"Surviving is important. Thriving is elegant." ~ Maya Angelou


 
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11/19/07 8:29 P

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I agree: the feeling is in your gut. But I also agree: doubt-talking and truth-talking can be easily confused. So what I think is that the "little voice" that tells you truth or doubt is really, really little. Very quiet. And you have to stop everything to listen for it. In my case, the little voice of doubt was drowned out by my excitement and a strong desire to get out of the situation I had been in. I felt little tiny tugs of doubt, but I pushed them aside. They were there! I ignored them. In contrast, my decision to stop this path and come home is filled with misgivings (like "Have I given up too soon? What if I don't find work back home?" ~ things of that nature), but the little voice is there and it is assuring me that this is right. I need to go home. I'm a little afraid because the future is so unknown, but I have no doubt.


I hope this helps! What do other people think?

"The significant problems we have cannot be solved at the same level of thinking with which we created them." ~ Albert Einstein

"Surviving is important. Thriving is elegant." ~ Maya Angelou


 
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11/19/07 6:15 P

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For me, I feel it in my gut. I just "know"...if that makes sense. It's just a matter of "listening" to your heart and you gut.

Other opionions?



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11/19/07 2:14 P

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This post and the pretending post brings a question to me.

So how do we know if the little voice is doubt talking or truth talking ?



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LISASAYERS Posts: 3,836
11/19/07 12:04 P

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Hi Sue

I don't see it that way. From your other post...what you were doing was not your path. It wasn't where your life was supposed to be headed...or it would have felt "right" to you. So you were "pretending" that it was right. But now, from what you have posted, it seems like you are at peace with your decisions. So now is the time not to quit.

We have all made decisions that weren't "right" for us and have learned from those decisions. It is called "failing forward". That is how we learn our true path!

We should always feel like what we are doing is authentic! If that makes sense!

Make it a great day!
Lisa

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11/19/07 10:35 A

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This almost seems like a contradiction to the "Stop Pretending" topic. But I know this is one of those moments where I had to find the wisdom to know the difference. Thanks for your thought-provoking topics, Lisa!

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11/19/07 7:29 A

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Don't Quit

When things go wrong, as they sometimes will,
When the road you're trudging seems all uphill,
When funds are low and the debts are high,
And you want to smile but you have to sigh,
When care is pressing you down a bit,
Rest if you must, but don't you quit.

Life is queer with its twists and turns,
As every one of us sometimes learns,
And many a failure turns about,
When he might have won if he'd stuck it out.
Don't give up, though the pace seems slow -
You may succeed with another blow.

Often the goal is nearer than
It seems to a faint and faltering man;
Often the struggler has given up
When he might have captured the victor's cup,
And he learned too late, when the night slipped down,
How close he was to the golden crown.

Success is failure turned inside out -
The silver tint of the clouds of doubt,
And you never can tell how close you are -
It may be near when it seems afar;
So stick to the fight when you're hardest hit -
It's when things seem worst that you mustn't quit.

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