Getting out of the Doldrums

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Lava Lake with Mt. Clark in background

My brain and I, we are both in holiday mode.   I have not written a blog post in more than three weeks. As a soccer fan  the World Cup  is a major distraction – enjoyable though.   I feel like I am in the “Doldrums” in the  geographical sense: becalmed, little or no wind, not much forward motion.Why am I doing this? is the  question I ask  myself.  On several occasions I have thought about picking up the pen and writing again.  Of course, thinking about motivating myself is no substitute for actually sitting down and doing something.

Several gentle reminders and encouragements have helped to get me back on track.

  1. In a recent conversation with my son Josh he reminded me of the power and importance of consistency – doing  on a regular basis what is necessary to “stick to the vision”.

  2. A recent post by Michael Hyatt entitled: “The myth of Fun, Fast and Easy” was another one of those gentle reminders.   He begins the post with this statement: “Starting things is simple. It’s progress that’s hard”.  You can read the rest of the post by clicking on the previous link.

  3.  Sometimes it’s your own words that come back to provide the gentle reminder.  As I read Michael Hyatt’s post I was reminder of  a previous piece I had written on the relationship between desire, discipline and destiny, highlighting the importance of discipline.  You can read the post at the following link: “Desire plus Discipline unleashes Destiny”.

I believe my gentle reminders can be summed up in the quote by Vince Lombardi: “The only place where success comes before work is in the dictionary.”

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Cliff {AMDG}

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