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Determining where you start (Blog #435)

Wednesday, January 09, 2013

"Your present circumstances don't determine where you can go; they merely determine where you start." Nido Qubein

It is feeling GREAT to let my mind go into my reflective mode, to spend a few minutes breathing and thinking about what I believe, where I want to be, where I am now and my plan for tomorrow. I suspect I am no different than many people who spend their days developing plans of action, implementing plans, evaluating the plans and adjusting as needed. I do a good job at work! it is what I love to do. I am energized by developing plans to move a system forward.

And then I get home, and I am pooped and all out of plans. Well, the real deal is that when I am not focused, I do not "find" (look for?) the energy to do what I need to do to figure out my plans, implement them and evaluate them and adjust as needed. I bet if this were an "emergency"situation I would figure it out real fast! Nothing like a crisis to make me kick into gear. But that is NOT the way I want to live the rest of my life - waiting for a crisis to motivate me. What a waste!

My focused self has been screaming to bubble up and get to work. Well, either the scream was clearly on mute or I had my fingers in my ears in all year. HELLO in there, Diane! Are you listening? Barely. But now, the volume has been turned up and I have taken my fingers out of my ears at least a little bit and the focused self is gaining traction.

What I love about this quote is that it reminds me that today is my opportunity to get started and tomorrow is my opportunity to keep going. I am good with where I am and where I need to start. It is what it is. I am thinking that the moment I told myself the truth of just being lazy, TODAY became my friend, my motivator, my door into action. (I really mean it SP friends, I really was being lazy - not burned out, not striving for perfect, I just was being lazy. Thank you for your kindness though... )

I am feeling the itch of blogging coming back. I am as busy as ever at school starting a new program, so I will do my best to take some time 2-3 times per week to reflect here. As ONEKIDSMOM says, it is my new line in the sand and I have kicked up some sand and and ready to get things going!

Next blog... 2012 recap and then ... 2013 goals ... can't wait to share :)

"Your present circumstances don't determine where you can go; they merely determine where you start." Nido Qubein

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The steadfast nature of this mountain is one of my most profound motivators.
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