A wise man told me decades ago that they blow the horn in battle to charge and to retreat but it’s up to us individually to know which path to follow. Recently I stepped down from a lot of extracurricular activities to focus on rewriting my script which has been stuck in CHARGE!!!!! mode for quite some time.
Retreating has never been in my vocabulary but right now it is the note I am heeding. In particular, all things that are not adding value to my life right now are getting crossed off the list. And put in a position to make those choices does bring about its own brand of clarity. Do I really want to do this? Do I get something out of it? Those questions always were swept under to accommodate what others were asking me to do. I just did it. Schooled in Romper Room etiquette, I have been a do be, not a don’t be.
Now it’s not only Tin saying No resoundingly around here it is also me.
April 26, 2012
The events around you today will have a life of their own, and trying to shape them into a better form is going to be a big waste of your time — so don’t even try. Do not worry about being labeled a quitter — there is a big difference between giving up and resigning yourself to accepting things as they are, and you know it. Life is too short to tackle battles that are pointless. So just ride out the day, focusing on the things that you can control — like your sunny disposition.