Sunday, March 23, 2014

Not to sound cliche, but....

Are you a victim of circumstance? For sure a rose by any other name would smell as sweet. All bets are off, when you consider that actions speak louder than words. I am not trying to air out anyone’s dirty laundry, or expose anyone’s Achilles’ heel, but then again we know that all that glitters is not gold. At times it’s as plain as the nose on your face and at other times it is as useful as a lead balloon, but if you have an ax to grind then at the end of the day it’s much better to light a candle than curse the darkness. We all may feel like we are banging our head against the wall or we are between a rock and a hard place, yet still we know that you can’t swim without getting in the water. Let’s cut to the chase: it’s no cock and bull story to admit that quite often it feels like you are damned if you do, and damned if you don’t. That doesn’t mean that we should cut off our nose to spite our face. Yeah there are those who try to dangle the carrot in front of us but those stuffed shirts better stop and smell the roses and realize that they are counting their chickens before they hatch if they expect us to drown our sorrows and simply look a gift horse in the mouth. Don’t shoot the messenger, but anyone who thinks they see a silver lining here may actually be a day late and a dollar short.

Look, it all comes out in the wash once opportunity knocks and we finally face the 800 pound gorilla in the room. That’s why when you dig yourself into a hole, you can still do a 180 and then jump in with two feet into a new journey of 1000 miles that just begins with one step. It’s all in a day’s work to get over the hump and go for broke at the drop of a hat, nevertheless when you go out on a limb a good rule of thumb is to read between the lines and try not to reinvent the wheel. Keep it simple

There is no rhyme or reason here to reopen an old wound or rub anyone the wrong way. Still, when you are waiting for the ink to dry, firing on all cylinders and going the extra mile is worth its weight in gold. Surely we go through the motions when things first get off on the wrong foot but it’s not grasping at straws to go for broke when you have nothing left up your sleeve. If you’ve heard it once, you’ve heard it a thousand times that you should never put off tomorrow what you can do today. You’re not getting any younger, so if you want your place in the sun, and you are going to talk the talk, then be prepared to walk the walk. It’s what’s on the inside that counts so it’s never too late to learn. It’s in the bag if you keep your nose to the grindstone because you know the score: It’s not a sprint, it’s a marathon so if you feel your back is against the wall or you are at the end of your rope, get back in the saddle, do an about face and get back to the drawing board. You don’t have to go back to square one if you are willing to take the world by storm which starts with getting up off the matt and then make your move by raising the bar and putting your best foot forward.

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