With so many birthdays around recently, it brings great pleasure seeing people unwrapping their gifts and discovering that one thing which they so badly wanted, carefully and thoughtfully bought just for them. But imagine getting a beautifully decorated gift with a ribbon around, just to unwrap it and finding that is was empty or the gift was so small compared to the promised larger size of its wrapping. Sometimes this too happens to us. Life catches us on the blind side and knocks us off our feet. We expected something, but it did not happen. You never thought or expected this challenge, however, it came into your life. You work hard every day and still you do not get the outcome you wanted. No matter what your situation may be or how dismal it might look, just know that the floor is no place for a winner. Your expectations might have been purely the expectations of others for you or the limitless dreams you have for yourself.
Have you witnessed the stages of a baby learning to walk? First steps are normally disastrous. The balance, the concentration and then the achievement. Just to fall down again. But have you noticed how quickly they recover, dust themselves off and take the next step? We should follow suit. We must get up. Crawl, if you must. Allow yourself to cry, scream or even shout at the top of your voice. Just get up! Lying down will not change a thing. Talking and reminiscing about how close you were, will not make it happen. Stop complaining, as it will not put any money in the bank. Get your mind right, focus on the next step. Dump the tissues!
We all get the wind knocked out of us from time to time by life. Do not let it get the best of you! You are stronger than you think you are. You are qualified by your own deliberate choice to try again to achieve it. Do not take everything personally. This gift is called life. Get up, get busy and work your business. You have something special to give.
Be the gift! Go for it!!