Yay! Finally . . .


I moved from thinking to doing. And guess what happened . . .

Stop.  Lets back track. I had a meeting with a prominent entertainment manager and it was very informative. Did he sign me? I’ll answer you now, no, not yet.  My career is not yet at that level to where my business needs managing.

But he was a wonderful resource, gave me a lot of information, and some direction.  I left feeling inspired, determined, and new thoughts of ideas began filling up my mind.

I got home, sat down and started putting the thoughts into action (working) . . . and then I started feeling discouraged. Thoughts of what’s the point? This isn’t going to go anywhere, there’s too much to do started piling up. My attitude took a dive and so did my mood and productivity.

Why did this happen? Once you move from the thinking realm and start in the application, working, effort, and action realm your thoughts come with a new form of resistance.

You’ve been thinking for months about committing to being more healthy . . . you buy the new running shoes . . . you lace them up and go for your first run! Yay! Until you don’t make it past the third light pole on the street. You’re out of breath, panting, sweating and you’ve only gone 50 feet. Those previous daydreams of trophies, marathon races, a smaller waistline seem much much further in the distance in reality versus thought. Say hello to discouragement.

But truthfully, a little everyday, you’ll look up and be much closer to your goal than expected.

So what to do? Well, we (family) all went for an evening walk and to sum it up, my husband reassured me: he married me because he believed in me and he didn’t marry a quitter.  My response – gratefulness for his support, love, the attitude adjustment, and back to work.

Combat discouragement with some love and reality that getting to your goals will take hard work, and hard work is just that . . . hard and . . . worth it.

“Whatever your hand finds to do, do it with your might; for there is no work or device or knowledge or wisdom in the grave where you are going.” – Ecclesiastes 9:10

“For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand that we should walk in them.” – Ephesians 2:10

“You are the light of the world. A city that is set on a hill cannot be hidden.  Nor do they light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on a lampstand, and it gives light to all who are in the house.  Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in heaven.” – Matthew 5:14-16

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  • August 17, 2017 at 1:05 pm

    Wow! My new mantra from you Court…”combat discouragement with love….” I LOVE that!!

    • August 18, 2017 at 6:28 pm
      Courtney Lindsay

      Awe, thank you Jeannie! You know your persistence and hard work ethic is an encouragement to me! XOXO! Miss you!

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