Taking the First Step

Posted by Mrs. W. on Jun 14, 2011

Taking the first step in new situations, learning something new can be scary, exciting and/or challenging all at the same time. The cool thing is, you’ve done it before and you can do it again. Remembering that will always helps when something new comes up for you.

Ask for help and support if you need to and go for it. NO trying…. just DO it!!! It’s like roller coaster ride sometimes…. we scream and shout and love it in the end. Smile and enjoy the steps along the way. Before you realize it, you will have learned and mastered something new. When this happens you open another door or window to more opportunities and possibilities.


Perseverance, Determination and Commitment

Posted by Mrs. W. on Apr 21, 2011

So often I talk about the importance of certain virtues or character traits that we have. Virtues are gifts we are born with. They are like “spiritual muscles” which we are here in this world to develop. We develop them throughout life as we are guided and inspired by our parents, grandparents, teachers, friends and many others. There are also many times we don’t believe very much in ourselves, the thoughts in our minds are not positive and encouraging.

We hear, “I can’t, it’s too hard, I don’t know how,” and so on, and so on. Sadly, these thoughts often win out if and when we don’t have an inner fire to keep moving forward no matter what…. a desire to be successful. If we are blessed, we have other people who may help light that fire within us. When this happens, the tools/virtues that can be called upon are perseverance,  determination and commitment.

These are the qualities that make us “stick with it” and keep going when:

  • we want something really badly
  • we think/believe we can’t
  • something is hard to do
  • we need to show ourselves and others that we can

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