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You Can Do This

Updated on May 18, 2011

Look Ahead And Not Behind

It is funny how we have struggled all our lives but we still haven't mastered it

It should be as simple as art

Where all our talents are revealed on the wall like artwork

Revealing all our work so everyone can enjoy what we have done

Instead it is more like a secret we forget to tell everyone

I go over the same lines that they seem like directions I have to follow

I am going in cirlces and I am back where I started

After a few words I somehow stop listening to what my mouth is saying

I act as if I know it already and go back to my old ways

Why don't I have the courage to change things ?

Especially when they are for the better

This is where I pound my head against the wall

All that does is give me a splitting headache and then nothing is accomplished

I can not let this happen

i will not let this happen

As I struggle for my right to do better

It is not easy and I keep on looking for short cuts

I haven't found any yet

I found the long way around instead

When I make mistake after mistake and find myself just where I started so long ago

Everything seems very clear

Until I take the steps I need to bring on honesty and forgivenss

I go through each pep talk one at a time to get the most that they have to offer

Even when I am silent my mind is going head over heels for the smallest sign for a change

One that will continue to make me proud and give the strength to move on

I try to limit my distractions

By just saying them one by one out loud and then dismissing them one at a time

I keep trying to build on what I have learned and let my progress snow ball into a wonderful success

This is a long and slow sometimes tedious process

Driven by my own sweat and hard work

I have a strong belief in helping others

When I am stuck and sometimes get my finger jammed in a draw because I wasn't paying attention

I play duel roles

I pretend I am giving someone else advice and I pretend to be that someone

So I can act out both positions and feelings and hopefully trigger a new thought

That can bring about change

Change for the better

I keep reassuring myself this is the way to go

There is no need to stop now

When you are so close to seeing the greatest accomplishments ever

Be smart

Be clever

Do everything you can to be someone you can be proud of


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    • DREAM ON profile imageAUTHOR

      DREAM ON 

      7 years ago

      Eiddwen They say practice makes perfect.I am getting all my practice in.All I can do is laugh when I don't have any answers.Thanx for reading and I love the support and I often learn from others who are also facing similar struggles.

    • Eiddwen profile image


      7 years ago from Wales

      Hi DREAM ON,

      This is a masterpiece and I have tried to live my life following The Serenity Prayer.

      We are many of us a community of like mined hubbers.

      I also push all the buttons for this one.

      Take care my friend.


    • DREAM ON profile imageAUTHOR

      DREAM ON 

      7 years ago

      Dim Flaxenwick I have tied up my thoughts and I am not going to let them go until I get some answers.I am always battling myself so I have no time for enemies.I have enough trouble making up my own mind and the next thing I have to do.I am always looking for any help I can get. Are you busy?Thanx and have a great day.P.s. my wife says she is doing well thanks for caring.Charlu We are one of the same.I have the Serenity prayer printed out everywhere to remind me to stay focused.It takes me a long time to listen.Great thoughts and I am with you all the way.Thanx and keep up the good work.Remember slow and steady wins the race.

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      7 years ago from Florida

      Great hub. Are you psychic I must of said the serenity prayer 20 times today literally. The courage to change the things I can and the wisdom to know the difference. I love the whole pretend to give advice thing, I need to try that. All the great up buttons Thanks its been a rough day and I needed this reminder Perseverance!!!

    • Dim Flaxenwick profile image

      Dim Flaxenwick 

      7 years ago from Great Britain

      Brilliant, but you still make me laugh. Your mind goes around and around as though you work out your problems by talking to yourself. (This is what l do.)

      Great hub as always.,

      Hope your wifes´eye is better.


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