"I'm trying, but nothing seems to
work". Have I heard that statement before, or even
uttered it myself?
I've seen situations where someone gave
a challenge a half-hearted try, then gave up in
discouragement. I could see that the situation was
far from hopeless, but no matter how much I tried to
point this out, all I got back in return were more pleas
What have I given up on after a
half-hearted try in our relationship? Have I given up
saying something about a particular problem because I
already told my SO about it once, and feel I shouldn't
have to repeat myself again?
When I don't give a challenge all the
effort I can, I'm the one robbing myself, no matter how
much I blame others. I rob myself of happy moments, as I
carry my despair and bitterness around with me. I rob
myself of my belief in myself, because each
"impossible" challenge feeds my mistaken belief
that life is being unfair to me, when in reality, I'm
being unfair to myself.
Just for Today
Today I'll look at a problem with my SO
that I've been tempted to give up on, and see if I can
get some fresh insight, maybe by talking it out with
someone. I'll remember that I have something
important to learn and gain in searching for answers.
Like finding buried treasure, I don't
know how long I have to dig before I hit paydirt. I do
know that if I throw the shovel away, the treasure will
stay buried forever.
In all human affairs there
are efforts, and there are results, and the strength of
effort is the measure of the results. - James Allen
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