I saw a quote today and remembered a time when I compared myself negatively against a group of pilots.
When I was in the Air Force I worked in a Human Centrifuge and would spin pilots my age (early twenties). I would go home feeling like I handn’t achieved as much as they had. We were the same age and they were officers flying planes and I was an airman still working on my associates degree. I remember after one evening of beating myself up, my spouse reminded me that I may be the same age, but our paths were not identical. He pointed out that I was working and going to school, where some of the pilots may have had someone help pay for their school and living expenses expediting their path to success.
I thought maybe others may be comparing themselves negatively, so I’m adding the quote below for the daily prompt Identical.
Don’t compare yourself negatively with the giants or anyone else, rather, use them as models. Then get on with whatever it is you can accomplish with your life, and give it everything you have. – Dr. Irene Kassorla
Have you ever failed to grasp an opportunity because you couldn’t make a decision?
I have noticed that opportunities seem to open as soon as I make a decision as to what it is I want. Staying on the fence seems to keep everything on hold.
In recent years, I discovered the power of moving forward and the impact that
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I think most of us are familiar with the saying you are what you eat. It seems we are what we think as well. I read a quote this morning that reminded me of hidden messages in water. The link below is from What the Bleep do We know. Enjoy!
Watch your thoughts; they become words. Watch your words; they become actions. Watch your actions; they become habits. Watch your habits; they become character. Watch your character; it becomes your destiny. – Frank Outlaw-
I’m happy to report that I have one more item checked off my bucket list as I continue to honor my goal to live my best life.
I just came back from a trip to Ireland. I had a chance to Meander the long winding roads as we traveled the countryside for a week before the snow storm hit. The trip was amazing even though we got snowed in for a few days due to the “Beast from the East” snowstorm and snowstorm Emma. The Dublin Airport shut down for a few days causing us to extend our stay by a few days. I can’t think of a better place to be “stuck.”
The people of Ireland are as beautiful as the country side. Everyone we met was friendly, helpful and in good spirits.