Winning means getting up over and over again.

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I know.  I’ve had it happen to me when I least expected it.  I loved what I was doing. I thought I was doing  just fine.  That’s what I’d been told.   And then out of left field, “You’re through.”   I was stunned.  In our economic times that story repeats over and over.  And it’s going to keep happening.  It’s what comes of not owning your life.

I ceded control of my life to a company, to an organization.  It felt more secure that way.  But it didn’t turn out that way.

As it turns out, the only life I really can control is my own.  Oh, I know, there are things that happen outside of my control.  But I’m not talking about the things I can’t control.  I’m talking about what I do have control over… like my attitude, my point of view.

I forgot that only I can be my own Self Executive Officer.  A company can let me go; but I’m all I got.  I think I’ll hang onto myself.  You see, I still have all the good stuff that was there yesterday.  And I’m guessing there’s a lot more I haven’t noticed yet.

I think I’ll get up and get going again.  But this time I’ll be smarter.  I’ll find a way to think like an owner.  I’ll get up, wipe the dust off myself, and look for options.  Where am I?  What do I want?  And what are my options?  I know one thing for sure.  I am going to be a winner, because I’m not quitting on myself.  I’m going to keep getting up, as many times as I fall, keep getting up over and over again.

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