“My actions are my only true belongings. I cannot escape the consequences of my actions. My actions are the ground on which I stand.” — Thich Nhat Hanh
When I started to Blog I had no idea what I was doing. I was given instructions on how to build an audience, how to rank on Google, and a load of other stuff. But the truth is, I eventually found blogging to be a great way to Journal and gave up on the idea of being a professional Blogger/Writer. When I started to Blog it was a chore because I was trying to follow a template to gain interest, so I simply lost interest and stopped. But during the process I realized that I enjoy writing, so I started to write about what I wanted to write about and often on topics that were relevant for me personally at the time.
I think because I have taken this approach I keep doing it. At times I can be slow at writing and other times it just flows. Usually when I write about an issue that effected me it was in the positive in how I overcame the challenge. Maybe it is or was something that is relevant today but with much less power over me.
I say all of that to say this, no matter what actions we take there are results that follow. Those results are usually positive if I have taken a positive action and negative when I have failed to make the correct choice. Simply wishing them away, apologizing and making amends does not alleviate the results. It may weaken the sting but the damage done is done. That does not mean we take a “screw it” attitude it just means that we cannot escape the consequences.
I am a survivor in many senses of the word, but simply surviving does not guarantee success. Do-overs are opportunities to do it over and do it right. Boy I wish I could say that all my do-overs I returned to do it right. I simply cannot say that. But I can say this, as a man of conscience, when I am wrong I admit it. When I screw it up again, I refuse to quit. When the world says “WTF” I say dang I did it again, I need to start it all over.
I have been blessed with the gift of sobriety. It is the one thing that I have been successful at not screwing up for a quarter century. Today, I chose to keep fighting even though the internal dog wants to roll over and play dead. Tomorrow is another day and tomorrow will be a better day, because life is good.
Go, Go, Go…