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Start With Try

 Don’t let what you know
prevent you from making a difference

 

We know what he have to do.
We could say reminders like this are obvious.
They are.
Then why is it so hard for us to do what we know we should?

 

While he’s right of course, the mental step to get that resolve scares us. Being afraid to fail subconsciously stops us.
“What if…?”

 

The mental step before do is try.
It’s a small step but an important one.
It’s the initial push that starts the wheel moving, the impetus, the first forward motion. That is the tough part.

 

Effort Is Everything

With relationships as well as career paths, trying is the difference. Effort brings action. Action you can work with.

 

The issue isn’t trying and not succeeding. It’s not trying.
Success of any kind accepts failed efforts.
Trying brings some new level of understanding.
Improvement follows.
Not trying delivers expected results.

 

If becoming a Jedi isn’t your goal, then maybe we can bring it down a notch.
Start with try. Trying is doing. Keep doing.

 

The Sharing of Experience

 

Sharing is the point where
experience brings value

Knowledge is the learning of information.
What we do with that knowledge is the value of information in our lives.
It may not be as simple as passing the information on to someone, like tutoring or mentoring through a skill. The constant pursuit of knowledge settles us. First because we’re not bored, idle, which leads to problems. More-so because we realize a deeper level of thoughts and see our place in the bigger picture.

 

Rather than over-valuing ourselves, we seek to settle in to one of the millions of ways we affect others by interacting. We may have an ability to be in conversations on many various topics of discussions with some knowledge on each.
We also may offer many other things by the experience of our settled pursuit of knowledge. Have you ever heard when someone recalls what you once said to them and you are struck by it? You feel the effect of your affect.
The result of gaining experience through knowledge brings the intangible value of connection.

 

Until the day we die we are growing in many ways.
Most of our body regenerates on a cellular level, we form new pathways in our brains by learning and experiencing.
We are setup to grow.

 

Growth promotes the learning of information.
Information brings knowledge.
Knowledge promotes action.
Action with knowledge brings experience.
Experience promotes a settled spirit – peace.
Peace brings value.
Value attracts Connection.
Connection brings you to new information where you begin again.
There is the circle.

 

Information, knowledge, action, experience, peace, value, connection.
The attraction of value draws those seeking any part of it’s process.

 
 

Why Failing Is Good For You

Failure sharpens you in many ways

To gain experience you will fail. Failing is part of the process. Failing readies you.
Failing is the time before dreams happen, a time for you to work on your character. Character is a necessary ingredient to being where you want to be – succeeding in your life and your endeavor. Failure is the time when some big self-evaluating tests come. How you handle them shapes your character, each one, choice by choice. Repeated over time, it sets into your personality and shapes your decisions. While it is possible to have monetary success without character being formed, it will eventually show you to be incomplete, and thus not successful at life.

 

What failure means and how deep it goes you might not know. You may have a lot to say about not making catastrophic errors. You may not. It’s all the process.
What you find out along the way not only sharpens character but sharpens your workflow. Your craft gets better. Your direction may change but your processes improve.

 

Failing means action. You have to take your idea and plan it, work it, do it. Give your plan a chance to improve by failure, by some activity. Success is the end game of any step, allowing you to move on to the next one. So mini failures in the steps of each part of a plan can be read as constant improvement in small doses, or refinement.

 

Success to many can imply relaxing a little more – kicking your feet up – letting the system you’ve built work for you. Failure means you have a lot more to do. Just like the idea of retirement. If you love what you do you may never retire. I’ll take action and failure to shape my life for the rest of my life.

 

Failing is succeeding. It’s the verb of successes formula because it is the action, succeeding is the result. Make your plan and go fail until it works.

 
 

Resolve to Re-solve

 

The word came to me – Resolve.

So I had to think about it.

 

We can resolve to make changes that are needed but are being put off.
Resolve means to settle the matter. And in doing so you become settled.
It also means to heal; the action brought from your resolve brings the result of healing.

 

Then there’s re-solve.
To solve again.
Resolve to re-solve.
That is, decide, benefit, and do it again.

 

You make a choice to handle it, that decision brings peace through action.
Your actions reduce the rising levels, and things get better.
Decide, Settle, Subside, Heal.
Done only by you.
Find your resolve

 

Failing Is Succeeding

The Pluses of Minuses

To gain experience you will fail.
Good for you!

 

Failing is part of the process. Failing readies you.
Failing is the time before hopes are made real for you to work on your character.

Character is a necessary ingredient to being where you want to be – succeeding in your
endeavor. To not have character with success is to not hold success for long.
Or be a mess. Or for that matter, to even know what success is.

The Character of Failure

Failure is a time when some big tests come. How you handle that shapes your character.
Your fragility with disappointment is the work. Repeated over time, it sets into your
personality and shapes your decisions. What failure means and how deep it goes,
you might not know. Hopefully you have a say in avoiding catastrophic errors.
That’s the traditional idea of failure – the extreme.
It’s all the process and it’s different for everybody. Barring catastrophe, failure is your slight course correction.

What you find out along the way not only sharpens character but sharpens your workflow.
Your craft gets better. Even through direction changes your process improves.

If there is no contentment with achievement you won’t be satisfied.
Some of that keeps you moving but realizing that you are doing what you
intend to be doing is to be content in the process.

Let failing do it’s work

Failing means action.
Success to many can imply relaxing more – kicking your feet up – letting the system you’ve built work for you. Failure means you have a lot more to do.
Like the idea of retirement.
If you love what you do, you may never retire.
I’ll take action and failure to shape my life for the rest of my life.

Quitting is easy to mix in with failing. Quitting stops.
It’s then a known answer. Quitting is a major course correction.

Failing is actually succeeding.
Failing is the verb of the success process because it is the action.
Succeeding is the result.

 

INVESTING IN ENERGY

 

What you invest in brings returns,
both good and bad
Are you able to control yourself in the moment?
The moment is the fulcrum.
The moment determines how you are progressing.
It shows your inner thoughts externally.
In the face of frustration, disrespect or anger,
what is your response?
Is it appropriate?
Are you able to walk away?
Should you?
Or are you prone to outbursts?
Very rarely is that appropriate.

 

The problem with an outburst of negative emotion is many.
To list a few:

1. The human reflex pushes back against a negative reaction.
You get out what you put in.

 

2. It appears that you have lost control.
Indeed you have, so if this is appropriate it must be met with
strong follow up in that moment.
In a follow up you are best served by using reason,
showing the destructive ways by comparison to your solution.
It’s an opening to the discussion. A “here we go” moment.
The outburst may have served as a catalyst for a discussion
that would not have taken place.

 

3. It leaves those within earshot, more than those you were
directing the negative outburst at, with a lingering batch
of negativity to get past. It’s much longer than the actual event
that consumed your emotion. It hangs there for minutes
and sometimes far longer as a pall over the room.

 

Energy creates action

Good or bad.
Other posts of mine talk over the gift of your art
and of strong, productive energy.
I’ll leave that alone for now.
I’d like to confront the energy of the moment.

If you’re going to put energy into a situation,
isn’t the desired outcome supposed to be a good one?
You can invest in bad companies but the desired outcome
isn’t likely to be reached.
So likewise, if you’re going to invest energy in, invest wisely.

Be smart about your investment.
Consider the risks.
Past performance is no indication of future results.
Actually, you have far more to say about this investment
paying off than you do in another company in which
you have no say.

Your energy is green.
It’s a renewable source.
I’d say investing in your energy
is one of the best investments you can make.

I WAS A PART OF THAT

Are you part of the solution
or part of the problem?
Are you solving it or causing it?
Inclusion
Inclusion is the driving force behind any movement.
The solution to a problem is secondary to that.
The process has a lot to with motivation.
Solution is the result but not the motivation.

 

The involvement of the individual is determined
by their personal outlook, or possibly their affectation
to the cause or issue.
Either way, it surrounds their desire to be involved.

 

If their lives have intersected with the issue,
they will have a vested interest in becoming a part of
the solution, or at least part of the process,
but the reason is still driven by the id or ego,
either by instinct of belief.
Both become the selfish desire of the heart
to affect the world by what they do in their lifetime.
That’s not necessarily a bad thing.
That’s what motivates us into action.

 

Motivation
Our heart feels so strongly about something so as to cause
motion in us towards that goal.

Even if you start by fooling yourself, action towards a good cause
is beneficial to you and others.

Wondering why helps to be purposeful in your actions.
We’re all busy.
The question then is busy with what?

Your actions do shape the world.