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Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Awaken Your Day - Oct 14 - To Better or Not

"To try to be better is to be better."
- Charlotte Cushman, 1816-1876

For a long time, I could not understand this simple statement.
I was too burdened by looking at the overall mountain of effort it was going to take to get myself from where I was not happy to where I would be happy. In fact...I was so overwhelmed that I actually failed to even visualize what my "happy" destination looked like.

Imagine thinking about achieving success...and not realizing that while I am longing for success, the picture in my mind that was supposed to be inspiring me, was only the image of the letters...spelling, "Success". I don't even think I went so far as to "dream" the letters in vibrant, energizing color!!

Sometimes we need things told to us in the simplest of expressions.

"To try to be better is to be better."

Make an effort. There, you are now in a better place than you were. Simple enough.

First recognize where you are that you are not content with, identify with this moment, this place, this state of affairs, what ever it is you wish to be past and "better." Now, you voice it out loud...you accept this as your starting point, you admit to yourself that this is where you presently are positioned...you breath deep and accept this confession to yourself. It's okay, we have to start somewhere and we get nowhere sitting in a chair reciting the Lyrics to "Oh Woe is Me".

And now, to take control of the situation since you have embraced it... you simply take one step of effort into some form of action... you are now trying to be "better"... and in this little beginning effort ... you have achieved something I believe in very strongly.

You have just taken 51% control. You identified the issue at hand, and you took one step forward into some action... and you now have controlling interest in your solution. You have already made advancements into Better. The next step is to be happy about that, and let that energize you to take another step.

One step at a time, while you know you have controlling interest in the task at hand.
Doesn't that feel, Better?

I look forward to seeing some names registering to the 51% club. We will discuss this philosophy more in the weeks to come. It's good to be a member of this club. I like it.

Until later...good morning.
Pierre Couturier
Husband, "Da...Dee", Author and Friend

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