"Prayer without work, is no work at all."- Granny
I take this to mean, you can pray to your deity(s) day & night but if you don't pick up & work to make things better for yourself, they won't get better. Sure miracles happen, but that's 1 in a trillion.
A updated, geared towards myself version of granny's quote.
"Stressing does nothing positive for you. Positive thoughts & words with constructive action can do wonders."- NDW
You can dream, hope, wish, pray all day long. But if...
- you don't ask for help, when you need it.
- you don't try for that job promotion.
- you don't change careers, when you can & know you should.
- you stay in a miserable job.
- you stay in a miserable relationship.
You get my drift. If you are not actively seeking & contributing to achieve your goals, they most likely will not happen.
I finally get what people are trying to say when they write motivational quotes. I would read them and think they are complete fluff. Or that it's way over my head.
Well over the last week, I think I'm getting there. Not all the way, mind you. I'll always be a work in progress.
I was having a really hard time this past week. Between employment related issues & money I was bursting at the seams with stress. I went to bed on Saturday night stressed to the gills, thinking "what am I doing & what am I doing wrong?"
Before I got out of bed Sunday morning I made a resolve to myself to stop stressing. I'm doing everything that I can & more on my end. The employment & financial side will work itself out, just keep plugging away. And you know what? It works. I went into my meeting later in the week organized and calm, everything went smoothly.
Will there be more bumps in the road ahead? Of course, but I can handle it. I'm not lazy, I'm a hard worker. I deserve to have what I need & yes what I want, some of the time.
The positive thinking. Positive thoughts. Positive actions. Hard work. The combination actually works. I've always been a "glass half empty" kind of girl, so I'm still picking myself up off the floor from that one. It's one of those things that is hard to believe in, until it's actually incorporated & working within your life.
Have there been moments in your life where you didn't 'get it' until it happened to you?
Song of the Day: What You Waiting For?, Gwen Stefani, Love, Angel, Music, Baby, 2004, Interscope Records. Click here to see video of What You Waiting For? (Links may not work in all countries.)
Till next time,