“YET I WILL WELCOME OBSTACLES FOR THEY ARE MY CHALLENGE”
Week 6, the week that was supposed to get “easier” . Not for me. My comfort was in knowing from OG that I would call obstacles “challenges” which is what I prefer to call the physical woes that have prescribed names which I will not tolerate being placed upon me any longer. They reared their ugly dragon heads this week, yet I choose to be the dragon slayer. This week, however, my sword was rather dull. I may have, in retrospect, even failed.
” I WILL LOVE THE FAILURES FOR THEY WILL TEACH ME”
I will learn. I will keep my compass ever leading me in the right direction and even though the destination looks far off this week, I will prevail. I will embrace the failures and challenges, and call the embracing of them VICTORIES!
The other day when I was in between one appointment and another, trying to decide what to do with only a few minutes time and wishing I were home working on my MKE goals, I was drawn to take shelter from the cold for a matter of moments in World Market as I had neither time to go home just to turn around and head to my next destination and sitting in a cold car to wait wasn’t an option I chose. I wasn’t there to shop or look for golden llamas, but what I kept finding were giraffes. Right in my downward moments of feeling like a failure for the week, it was just as if Mark J had sent avatars to look over me, as least that’s how it felt. Suddenly I felt comforted by remembering him saying “You’re okay just as you are” or something like that. I knew somehow that the events of the week that drove me back to the neurologist, meds and sleep weren’t the victors but just the challenges I must embrace. After all, didn’t I just share how circumstances, sometimes beyond my control, seemed to sabotage my best efforts and successes would be ripped out from under me? People with worse challenges than myself have met the mark. “I must get a bigger sword and some more arrows in my quill is all, “I thought. ” I am, after all, worth it.”
“AND MOST OF ALL I WILL LOVE MYSELF”
Yes. I am worth it. I will develop a relationship with my future self. I will grow to know her and love her and become her.
footnote: all quotes in caps from Og Mandino, “The Greatest Salesman in the World”