2017 Week18-My Itch

“Within me burns a flame which has been passed from generations uncounted and its heat is a constant irritation to my spirit to become better than I am, and I will. I will fan this flame of dissatisfaction and proclaim my uniqueness to the world.”

I thought it was an itch…I guess it’s a flame, or its heat… that has been irritating me lately.  It amazes me how differently I see things.  Things that I have seen, that I have read, that I have experienced, over and over again, …and… all of a sudden… look different, mean something different… feel different…almost new to me.  The above passage comes from the scroll marked IV in Og Mandino’s book that I have been studying.  Although I have read it hundreds of times, I went searching for it today.  Today it means something… something different to me.  Today is the first day of the rest of my life.  When you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change.  Such truth has never been more profound as it has been for me these past few months.

Something is happening inside of me.  I am becoming more… me?  Following my heart.  Deciding to make myself happy.  Doing what I want to do.  Taking time to enjoy… everything!  I have started video blogging, something that I have wanted to do for awhile now.  I am not going to “red pencil” things that I do not do anymore, I am going to “green pencil” the things that I do do.  I focus on what is important to me.  God, family, business.

Believe… and most importantly… TAKE ACTION!  As an axe’s trifling blows against a mighty oak seem of no consequence, it WILL eventually tumble if you keep at it.  I’ll leave you with a favorite quote and my video for this week:

Until one is committed, there is hesitancy, the chance to drawback. Concerning all acts of initiative (and creation), there is one elementary truth, the ignorance of which kills countless ideas and splendid plans: that the moment one definitely commits oneself, then providence moves too. All sorts of things occur to help one that would never otherwise have occurred. A whole stream of events issues from the decision, raising in one’s favor all manner of unforeseen incidents and meetings and material assistance, which no man could have dreamed would have come his way.

Whatever you can do, or dream you can do, begin it. Boldness has genius, power, and magic in it. Begin it now.

Blessings

 

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2 thoughts on “2017 Week18-My Itch

  1. Roger Sorrell

    “rules”, i follow and break them…not to my liking, but where a “rule” puts me in a box and I lose control of self. when I “anyone?” loses control of self, what else do they have? “rules” are meant to be “anal-ised” to each situation. Don’t break a law, but what is the law and how and why is it a “law”? A 747 fully loaded aircraft weighs nearly 1 million pounds. With all it’s weight pulling it toward the earth, and “headed” into a brisk headwind, therefore all of the physical world is against it; the aircraft soars. If it wasn’t for the headwind blowing “against” the front of the aircraft, the aircraft would never leave terra firma. The “Law of Gravity is broken, the Law of Frictions is also broken…the aircraft fly’s.

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    1. Rip Yegerman Post author

      Wow Roger…what a great point of view! I agree… one can not just blanket statement all rules are meant to be broken. I love your aircraft analogy!!! Thanks for sharing.

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