How to Stay Motivated When You're Barely Hanging On

The shrill sound of the heart monitor sends everyone in the room to action: "Patient is crashing! Get me the paddles! Clear! " Zap!...."Again, clear! " Zap! "He's not responding. Listen! You can't give up on me now! You are going to live! Clear! Zap! I have a pulse!"

You know this scene. In the medical dramas this happens when the heart's electrical pulse is either uneven or stopped altogether and a stiff electric shock to the chest is used to reset the rhythm.

When a person's motivation is erratic or gone entirely, there are no shrill monitors, no rushing around of caretakers and physicians. In fact, there is apt to be silence and solitude where everything slows down or stops completely and despair and hopelessness takes over.The good news is there are some key principles to help you know what to avoid and some helps to keep your motivation strong.

When you come to the end of your rope, tie a knot and hang on.  ~Franklin D. Roosevelt
When you come to the end of your rope, tie a knot and hang on. ~Franklin D. Roosevelt

Motivation is tricky. The loss of a job, a battle with addiction or problems in a relationship can trigger a gradual onset of sagging spirits, loss of drive, discouragement, distraction, low energy and self-doubt. Even if you fight your way back up, the lack of a plan or structure can allow you to be caught in a downward spiral that is fed by increasing self-doubt and failures. If you don't stop the negative thoughts in your mind, you can find yourself on a journey that leads to an incapacitating fear, a complete loss of confidence and a total shutdown of the will to try--motivation failure.

What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

If you find yourself in a hole, the first thing to do is stop digging.

When I feel like I need a ladder to reach rock bottom, I look around for any thread of positive momentum, to help get me back on the road to recovery and for me, that thread begins in my mind.

It is common sense that if you plant a carrot seed, you will grow and harvest--you guessed it--carrots. Not tomatoes, potatoes or lima beans--hence the saying: "Whatever a man sows, that will he also reap." A current movement called The Secret, is based on this obvious not-so-secret principle. If you think positively, positive things happen to you and if you think negatively, negative things will happen to you. This was the basis of the books: The Power of Positive Thinking by Norman Vincent Peale and Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill.

Motivation is no different. The difference between a motivated, successful leader and a fearful, isolated failure is in how they apply this simple principle of sowing and reaping. The leader, from his reservoir of positive beliefs about himself and life, sows positive thoughts and actions while the failure, out of his reservoir of negative beliefs about himself and life sows negative ones.

If you believe that things in your life have a purpose and that events will somehow work themselves out for your good, you will find, more often than not, that your mind and life works in your favor. If, on the other hand, you believe "whatever can go wrong will go wrong," you will find you are in the middle of a self-fulfilling prophecy. As Henry Ford put it: "If you think you can do a thing or think you can't do a thing, you're right."

You are a valuable, worthy person with a unique set of gifts and abilities and your purpose is to use those gifts and abilities as often and as productively as you can. When you begin to realize this, your mind starts to figure out ways to make it happen. You begin to see opportunities that you never saw before and you see people, for the first time, as willing partners, wanting to help you succeed.

Failure can be your friend

Every failure brings with it the seed of an equivalent success.~ Napoleon Hill

Thomas Edison said of the thousands of failures to find a workable filament for a light bulb that they each were one possibility he didn't have to try again. We learn more from failures than we do from our successes because it is in the mistakes we make that we gain our experience. It is from experience that we attain wisdom.

I like to call learning from failure the "Toddler Principle:" Walk, fall, get up--repeat as necessary ~ Winsome

My great concern is not whether you have failed, but whether you are content with your failure. ~ Abraham Lincoln

Fear is the only thing you need to fear

Feed your faith and your fears will starve to death. ~ Author Unknown

Franklin D. Roosevelt cautioned "The only thing we have to fear is fear itself - nameless, unreasoning, unjustified terror which paralyzes needed efforts to convert retreat into advance." Most of us remember the first part of that quote, but the second part can help us put fear to flight.

Nameless - Give your fears a name. Write them down.

Unreasoning - Make a pros and cons list where "What's the worst scenario?" is the cons and what you still have that you can be grateful for is the pros side.

Unjustified - Often after you have written them down and analyzed your options, you find that your fears are not justified by the facts.

Fear: False Evidence Appearing Real. ~ Author Unknown

Fear has a large shadow, but he himself is small. ~ Ruth Gendler

You are the only one who can write the script of your life

Nothing drains your motivation like lack of confidence and low self-esteem. The opposite is also true, if you believe that you can succeed and that you are a person who is valuable and worthy, you find yourself attempting and expecting great things out of life--and often see them happen!

If you hear a voice within you say "you cannot paint," then by all means paint, and that voice will be silenced. ~Vincent Van Gogh

How would you feel if every day people came up to you and said: "I value you and I want you to be happy?" MyOwnWorld and Sage Williams, two of the more gracious writers on hubpages, always leave you feeling as if you were able to do anything by the affirming and valuing comments they leave on your articles.

While others can make a difference, the voice that you listen to more than any other, and rightly so, is your own. If you believe that everyone has their own unique gifts and have a contribution to make in the world, why not believe that for yourself. Every morning when you look at yourself in the mirror, say to yourself: "I value you and I want you to be happy. This day is the best day of your life and whatever you need to do, you can do it."

Every night write down the good things that happened that day and also everything that comes to your mind that you can be grateful for--health, children, freedom etc. When you wake up, look at the list.

Things start to look up when that's the direction you're looking

Direction--Some times, your motivation is low because you do not have anything that you feel really passionate about. Spend some time thinking about what activities make you happy. Find out what you really love and move in that direction. You wouldn't think of taking a complicated trip in your car without at least looking at a map to keep you on course. Your life deserves at least as much. What is the purpose of your life? If you were to give your life a mission statement, what would it be?

Focus--Motivation ebbs when we are not focused on a goal. Write down what is important to you--your passions, your obligations, your ambitions, your concerns. Prioritize them and rewrite them as goals. Break them down into long term and short term goals. Make sure that they are SMART: Specific, Measurable , Achievable , Realistic, Timely. In other words, make a list you can understand and actually do. If you find yourself bogged down with non-productive activities, limit yourself to those which produce results and actually improve your bottom line.

Action--The next step is as effective as the shock paddles in the emergency room. Pick an easy goal and start to do it immediately. As you begin to have some successes, you build motivation momentum. One of my favorite words is inertia. Simply defined it has dual meanings: The tendency of an object at rest to remain at rest. (Couch potato comes to mind) It also means:The tendency of an object in motion to remain in motion.

Nothing gets you into motion better than simply starting. Make your list. Make them achievable. Start small, but start. Start with something challenging that you like to do. If you are having a hard time with some responsibility or task, pick a similar task, but one you enjoy to get started.

The first step towards getting somewhere is to decide that you are not going to stay where you are. ~ Anonymous

Take the first step in faith. You don't have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step. ~  Martin Luther King, Jr




Just as in real life we carry around an emergency kit, when you are going through a period of increased risk of motivation failure, it is important to have some tools to ward off attacks.

Band-aids--Memorize some wise and inspirational sayings to repeat to yourself when doubt comes around.

Antibiotics--Surround yourself with inspiring ideas, people, knowledge and environments. Find what you love and spend more time doing it.

Caregivers--Those who genuinely care for and encourage you. Challenge yourself and others.

Antiseptic--Make a habit of speaking and thinking positively. Be consistent.

Reference--Learn from your own and others' life successes and failures.

Attempt and expect great things.

Have a plan and practice every day with small steps leading to your goal. Several times a day, say to yourself: "This is the best day of my life. I can't go back and change the past and I can't reach into tomorrow, this day is the only one I will ever have and it deserves my very best."

Congratulate yourself, you have succeeded in beating the doldrums and now take a break and watch the spoof on great motivational speeches from your favorite movies below.

What motivates you the best?

  • An inspirational speech
  • An inspiring book
  • This article =:)
  • A pint of Ben & Jerry's
  • A swift kick in the pants
  • A pile of overdue bills
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sunflowerbucky 6 years ago from Small Town, USA

So very true. I think a lot of people would be much better off if they stopped fulfilling their own self prophecies of doom. Great hub Winsome!


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Neil Sperling 6 years ago from Port Dover Ontario Canada

Lots of my favorite quotes and notes from books that are in my mind. Well done.

Full Speed Ahead - One Inch At A Time.

Neil


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Winsome 6 years ago from Southern California by way of Texas Author

Thanks SFB for your kind words. I always get a forward motion kick out of your writing. Nice to see you.


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Winsome 6 years ago from Southern California by way of Texas Author

Neil, I appreciate the thumbs up. For a hub on motivation, it was hard to stop researching and just finish the thing. I wanted to put in a clip of Butch Cassidy trying to get Sundance to jump off the cliff into the water. (He couldn't swim) Butch laughs when he finds out the reason and says: "You jackass, the fall will probably kill us!" and they jump together saying "Oh shit!" the whole way. Thanks for stopping by.


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drbj 6 years ago from south Florida

Winsome - I couldn't have said any of this better myself and speeches on positivism and remaining optimistic are what I do.

Change your name now from "Win some" to "Win 'em all."


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thevoice 6 years ago from carthage ill

terrific inspiring hub read write thanks


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Winsome 6 years ago from Southern California by way of Texas Author

Lol, Doc I'm speechless. As the King would say: "Thank you, thank you verra much." You're awesome. =:)


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Winsome 6 years ago from Southern California by way of Texas Author

Hey Voice, thank you for your comment. You have your own brand of haiku--much appreciated. =:)


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katiem2 6 years ago from I'm outta here

Winsome, I like the way you think and know when not to. Fantastic advice we could all benefit from.

You've got to do

What you've got to do

To get to do

what you want to do

and to get to feel

how you want to feel


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mod2vint 6 years ago from Sunny Florida

Excellent hub and so true!


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Winsome 6 years ago from Southern California by way of Texas Author

Hey Katie, much obliged. I read that the psychologist Glasser was able to cure extreme cases of schizophrenia by focusing on their escape from reality. He started by them just holding a broom for a while each day, then moving it around just a bit. Little by little, by giving them success at that tiny chore he found, to his surprise that many would just snap out of it and began sweeping the room. When the pressure is too great, we shut down and escape--that's why a small start back is so important. Now if I can just get this broom to move I think I might be out of the woods. =:)


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Winsome 6 years ago from Southern California by way of Texas Author

M2V, thank you. When I start to feel a little down I go to my "It Was One of Those Surprise Days" hub, (he says, plugging shamelessly) turn on Pavarotti, read it and I'm back. =:)


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Zsuzsy Bee 6 years ago from Ontario/Canada

'...If you find yourself in a hole, the first thing to do is stop digging.....' now why didn't I think of that?

Terrific hub (everyone should read it so I twittered it)

kindest regards Zsuzsy


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DePayne 6 years ago from East Texas

Great inspiration!!

Thanks!


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Winsome 6 years ago from Southern California by way of Texas Author

You would think it would be obvious huh Zsuzsy? I like to say men who drive have only two rules: 1. Never ask for directions and 2. If you think you are going the wrong way--speed up! I guess we think if we speed up (keep digging the hole) we will get to a place where we absolutely know it's the wrong way and we can feel good about turning around and going the right direction. =:) Thanks for stopping by and twittering it. BTW would you please write a hub for idiots (present company included) that shows us how to twitter, stumble, facebook link etc. so that we newbies can return the favor.?


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Winsome 6 years ago from Southern California by way of Texas Author

DePayne, comrade from the great Republic of Texas, thank you for visiting and for your comment.


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tonymac04 6 years ago from South Africa

Really inspirational Hub. Well written and with a lot of good sound sense.

Thanks so much. Bookmarked!

Love and peace

Tony


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Winsome 6 years ago from Southern California by way of Texas Author

Hey Tony, thank you my friend--a bookmark from you is high praise. =:)


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Frieda Babbley 6 years ago from Saint Louis, MO

Awesome hub. Inspirational and filled with sage advice that one should always remember. You organized this well. Bookmarked, shared, and huge thumbs up.


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raisingme 6 years ago from Fraser Valley, British Columbia

Really Excellent Hub and I love the picture of the little frogs - been there! Thank you very much for this!


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Winsome 6 years ago from Southern California by way of Texas Author

Frieda, ma belle, those were words that go together well... Thank you, I so appreciate you visiting my neighborhub. Folks, those of you who don't know her, Frieda Babbley is a hub legend. No one can put together a hub any better than this charming wonder and I recommend a visit. Check this one out: http://hubpages.com/travel/market-street-and-powel...


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Winsome 6 years ago from Southern California by way of Texas Author

You are so welcome RaisingMe--I thought those little guys looked familiar. =:) Thank you for the comment.


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SusanAdele 6 years ago

great inspirational words! thank you for all you have stated. I am bookmarking your Hub for reference on days I feel down.


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Feline Prophet 6 years ago from India

As a motivator this gets top marks! Thanks Winsome, I think I was meant to start my day with this. Sometimes it's really hard to think positive all the time...those darn negative thoughts have a tendency to creep in despite one's best efforts!


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Winsome 6 years ago from Southern California by way of Texas Author

Susan, it is my great pleasure. Thank you for your words, I'm gratified it was and will be helpful. That was my mission. =:)


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Winsome 6 years ago from Southern California by way of Texas Author

Well hello my favorite feline! I was trying to imagine starting your day at my eight o'clock at night. I'll have to time more of my hubs to catch you at breakfast. =:)

Thank you FP, you are right, the negative thoughts do creep in but like most creeps who invade your space you just tell em to skedaddle and invite the nice ones in. Thanks again for stopping by.


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mysterylady 89 6 years ago from Florida

I used to trach an essay titled "Three Days to See," an excerpt from Helen Keller's autobiography "The Story of My Life." Its theme was "Live each day as if it were your last." I believe that is part of what you were saying: a great philosophy of life.

I love your frogs! My mind keeps hearing a tune containing the lines, "There was a little green frog sitting on the water, a little green frog doing what he oughter" -- but I can't remember the rest of the song. Darn it!


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Winsome 6 years ago from Southern California by way of Texas Author

Ha ha M'Lady, it's actually from "The Little White Duck." Burl Ives recorded it and the verse you quote is:

There's a little GREEN FROG - swimming in the water

A little GREEN FROG - doing what he oughter

He jumped right off of the lily pad

That the little DUCK bit, and he said;

"I'm glad - I'm a little GREEN FROG - swimming in the water

Glump, glump, glump."

I guess the moral of the story is if someone takes away your current position, take comfort in who you are and your unique gifts. "I can swim, I'm green, I'm a frog, and proud of it!" =:) Thank you for your fun comment.


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JerseyGirl 6 years ago from Jersey Shore

A truly inspiring hub. Thank you. Many parts of your hub may have changed my life.


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Winsome 6 years ago from Southern California by way of Texas Author

JG, I am humbled by your kind words and grateful mine have helped....he says doing a little "Yes!" dance in his mind. =:)

Thank you for stopping by.


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lightning john 6 years ago from Florida

Winsome! You are a jewel, in a riverbed of pebbles!

Thank you so much for writing this.


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Winsome 6 years ago from Southern California by way of Texas Author

Hey John, it is my great pleasure. I'm glad you liked it and thanks so much for the compliment. My daddy told me to shine wherever God put me and a riverbed sounds just fine. =:)


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Ladybird33 6 years ago from Georgia USA

This is a very good hub! Actually, is so helpful that I am sending it to a couple of my coworkers! Thank you for the wonderful info!


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Winsome 6 years ago from Southern California by way of Texas Author

Ladybird thank you for that triple compliment (he says with a big smile on his face) =:) I'm delighted it was a help.


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mysterylady 89 6 years ago from Florida

Thank you so much, Winsome, for finding the song that had been driving me crazy. Right now I am planning to write a hub about a roach -- ych! But in the near future I plan on writing something serious about composition. May I use you as an example of good writing skills?


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Winsome 6 years ago from Southern California by way of Texas Author

You're very welcome M'Lady. Certainly you may use me as an example and I'm relieved that you said "good" writing. =:)


Carlos 6 years ago

I loved your article: simple language used but deep in meaning and great positive message


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Winsome 6 years ago from Southern California by way of Texas Author

Hey Carlos, thank you. Simple language with deep meaning sounds perfect--what a nice compliment. =:)


SimplyLaugh 6 years ago

Finally something I can send to my sister so that she understands what I was saying to her earlier. Wonderfully written ending. She tends to understand only certain things when their written a certain way. I think you wrote it the way she will understand. Thanks :)

My blog: www.livingwithashley.com


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perihelionecho 6 years ago from Michigan

Awesome advice! Even more inspirational are your quotes. I find sometimes a short quote from someone is worth more than a whole book written on a topic. I should include more in my writing.


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Winsome 6 years ago from Southern California by way of Texas Author

Simply Laugh, I appreciate your comments and I hope your sister enjoys it. I hope you do too. Thank you for stopping by. =:)


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Winsome 6 years ago from Southern California by way of Texas Author

Thank you so much PE. Great quotes always frame your topic and great pictures add dimension. If I may be so bold, look at the pictures in my hub--http://hubpages.com/relationships/Everything-I-Nee...

Welcome.


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billyaustindillon 6 years ago

Some great advice here - I love failure is your friend and the fear of failure is your only fear - excellent motivational techniques and highly recommended.


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Winsome 6 years ago from Southern California by way of Texas Author

Kind words Billy and very much appreciated. Fear is genetically designed to propel us to action not paralyze. Thank you for the read and the recommendation. =:)


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TroyM 6 years ago

I learned that being thankful helps ;)


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Winsome 6 years ago from Southern California by way of Texas Author

Troy, I agree. Gratitude is the most prized of all human endeavors, in my humble opinion. =:)


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lctodd1947 6 years ago from USA

Well, your hubs are something I can relate to. I love motivational work. I have the Treasury of Joy and Enthusiasm by Norman V. Peale and gives many blessings as those you have mentioned here.

I love your writing and the expression you put with it. Wonderful hub.


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Winsome 6 years ago from Southern California by way of Texas Author

Thank you so much LC, I do not know that title but I will check it out. I love The Power of Positive Thinking. I am glad you find them helpful. I will be visiting. =:)


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Gigi2 6 years ago from UK

What a motivational hub to help my sagging spirits and self doubts. Your writing is marvellous and the quotes quite brilliant. I love 'if you find yourself in a hole, stop digging'. My motto for today. Thank you so very much for your hard work and wisdom, bookmarked and thumbs up.


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Winsome 6 years ago from Southern California by way of Texas Author

Hi Gigi, your gracious accolades have made my day. I have been selfishly working on this trilogy of 1. Being ok with Myself, 2. Developing Motivation and 3. Thinking More Creatively. Now maybe I can re-read them and start posting better hubs. Thank you for stopping by. =:)


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Gigi2 6 years ago from UK

I need to read that trilogy, especially being 'being ok with myself! I can't imagine how you could post better hubs, but I look forward to reading them :)


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Ginn Navarre 6 years ago

Enjoyed this---positive thinking has picked me up and dusted me off several times in my 78 years and taught me to look back and have a few laughs.


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Winsome 6 years ago from Southern California by way of Texas Author

Hey Ginn, thanks for stopping by and for the positive feedback. It sounds like you have the right take on the past--it's always good for a laugh--especially when we know so much more now. Maybe that would be a good saying: "Today is the stuff that tomorrow's laughs are made of." =:)


Crazdwriter 6 years ago

Winsome, this is a great hub. I am like that right now...no job and my inspiration for my writing is gone. I am forcing myself to write but it's been hard. Your hub was a perfect read for me right now. and you are right there is nothing to fear but fear itself. I will definitely have to bookmark your hub for those days I'm feeling low.


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Winsome 6 years ago from Southern California by way of Texas Author

Hey CW, thank you for the thumbs up and start writing now while you're thinking about it. I always think the best way to bookmark an article is to write your on thoughts about it in your current project. If you can't use it later, then delete it, but at least it gets you going. =:)


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Green Lotus 6 years ago from Atlanta, GA

Thanks for the lift Winsome. My favorite line - "Things start to look up when that's the direction you're looking"


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Winsome 6 years ago from Southern California by way of Texas Author

Ha ha GL, I'm honored that your favorite is one of mine. I used to say I want to live a life that will be quoted--maybe in the deep south it will happen. =:) So glad you stopped by, don't let the humidity get to you.


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2patricias 6 years ago from Sussex by the Sea

This is a great hub! We will add a link from our Hub "Hubpage Success - learning from Failure". Please let us know if you object and we will remove the link.


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Winsome 6 years ago from Southern California by way of Texas Author

Hey Trish and Pat, thank you and of course you can link and I will add a link to yours. Nice to have you stop by. =:)


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Green Lotus 6 years ago from Atlanta, GA

I too will add a link to this Hub from "How to Think Positively Without Expectation". Cheers!


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Winsome 6 years ago from Southern California by way of Texas Author

Yea GL, I was pondering how to deal with my abysmal hubkarma score and here two wonderful hubbers come along and save me the trouble of finding great hubs to link to add. Thank you for visiting and be sure and have some "Fat Mats" for me. Ymmmm =:)


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Betty Reid 6 years ago from Texas

Great quotes. Napolean Hill is awesome, and I like the Toddler quote too.


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Winsome 6 years ago from Southern California by way of Texas Author

Hey thanks Betty. The Toddler quote is yours truly--glad you liked it. I've missed your articles fellow Tex, if you need a little creative boost, try the sequel to this one--"A Giraffe is..."

So nice to have you visit, y'all come back y'hear. =:)


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GmaGoldie 6 years ago from Madison, Wisconsin

This is a wonderful Hub! Need this one now! Thank you very much! I will be sure to link back on my Hub about life quotes - very motivational Hub


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Winsome 6 years ago from Southern California by way of Texas Author

So glad it was helpful GG, thank you also for the kind words and the link. I also want you to know that I am writing this without the Einstein Hunch. =:)


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kai777 6 years ago from Chicago

Great hub! Very true & motivating!!!


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Winsome 6 years ago from Southern California by way of Texas Author

Hello Kai, good to see you and thank you for the uplifting comment. =:)


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trish1048 5 years ago

Oh boy, I think you wrote this for me. Or perhaps, it's a case of when the student is ready, the teacher will appear :)

I am my own worst enemy. I know this about myself. On the one hand, I know I am capable and smart, yet on the other, I allow failures to crowd my brain, pushing away all the good things.

You mention spend time involved with your passion. One of my passions is antiques, which I have spent more than a great deal of time on. But today, I find I don't even want to invest any time with it. Reading books is another passion, and I can't tell you the last time I curled up in a chair with a good book.

The sentence that jumped out at me is Start small, but start.

I may well have to take these baby steps :)


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trish1048 5 years ago

PS: I love the frogs, and your 'toddler principle' :)


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Winsome 5 years ago from Southern California by way of Texas Author

That makes me smile Trish--I totally agree about the baby steps, just begin and let the rest take care of itself. I expanded the "Toddler Principle" into a hub called "Toddler CEO-A Success Story." and writing it really helped me see that getting where we want to go is a lot easier if we can fail our way there without shame--not that you will fail all the time, but at least it takes all the excuses away for not beginning. I really appreciate talking with you and your support of my work. Have a super day! =:)


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trish1048 5 years ago

I look forward to reading it. I seem to berate myself when I can't seem to learn something new as quickly as I once could. I need to remind myself how I learned in school. Just as you say, through trying and failing and trying again.

In my job, one of the techniques that's used is saying to me, read the operating procedures. Well, that's fine and dandy, except that they are all basically general steps and don't go into a whole lot of detail. It's one thing to list the steps you need to take to get from A to B, but if the details of the steps aren't there, what good is it? I'm sorry,,I probably should be journaling all of this LOL.

I enjoy you immensely and I hope you've had a great weekend :)


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denise mohan 5 years ago from California

Very inspirational piece. Thnx for your time


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Winsome 5 years ago from Southern California by way of Texas Author

You are very welcome Denise, I thought of you last night as I wrote my spoof "11th Planet" article because I was watching late nite poker with one eye and they were all so timid. If they had an ace AND another card in the same suit they would proceed, but if not they would just fold. They needed to read this article...Thank you for your kind words. =:)


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Dim Flaxenwick 5 years ago from Great Britain

Wonderful article. I must DO not just read, though.

I have often been told , I beat myself up too much.

This hub is very helpful. Thank you.


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Winsome 5 years ago from Southern California by way of Texas Author

Hello Dim, so nice to see you here. I'm glad it was helpful. I was reminded this morning that the reason Jesus gave for coming to earth was for us to 1. Have life and 2. Have it more abundantly. If the central act in human history was so that we might do more than just hang on, I guess we best get about it.

Thank you for your always appreciated support. =:)


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Lakisha P 5 years ago from Texas

Hi, I just wanted to say Thanks for your support !


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Winsome 5 years ago from Southern California by way of Texas Author

Hi Lakisha, you are welcome, it is my pleasure. Thank you for yours. =:)


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