If you have something I want, I’m inspired to get my own.
If you’ve done something I admire, I can learn (or borrow, or steal) from that …
I am preparing.
So are you, again. For competition.
Love it. Energized me – this focus, this concentration, this rehearsing …
I must remind myself – I’ve learned far more from failures than from anything I’ve done perfectly – and I’ve done very little to a level I would call perfection. Not that I haven’t tried.
Life begins anew every morning, every spring, with every new idea or newborn – with every step we take into unfamiliar territory.
We are all good at things. Most of us are good, often very good, at many things – for which we deserve the occasional pat on the back. But when it comes to incredibly difficult things, that isn’t what we need, is it?
I don’t want for prizes, I want for experiences, I don’t want for things, for money or position. I don’t want for things or money or power – I want for love and value and purpose in my life. Every competition is not a race to some imaginary finish line but rather strides to explore what is beyond my space, my place, my comfort zone.
Inspiration often requires so much perspiration. Of course. Important transformational things in our lives require hard work, preparation – and flawless execution. T/F?
I am far too smart to be the only thing standing in my own way.
We are always at our own side – and you cannot wish for a better companion.
P.S.: I am competing tonight in two Area Toastmasters contests; evaluation and international speech – 6:30 @ 4940 - 39 Avenue SW, Calgary – guests are welcome.
written / published from Calgary, AB
morning walk: -6C/21F, light breeze – crisp and sunny, Gusta rustling in the leaves, traffic noise building to its crescendo – and I want solitude and quiet, maybe a drive in the country … any country.