Thursday motivational

What lies behind you and what lies in front of you, pales in comparison to what lies inside of you.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Too many people look outwards for answers when all the answers they need lie within.

Trust yourself, believe in your own abilities and skills. Truth is, if you don’t believe in you who else will?

Start where you stand

Start where you stand

by: Berton Braley

Start where you stand and never mind the past,
The past won’t help you in beginning new,
If you have left it all behind at last
Why, that’s enough, you’re done with it, you’re through;
This is another chapter in the book,
This is another race that you have planned,
Don’t give the vanished days a backward look,
Start where you stand.

The world won’t care about your old defeats
If you can start anew and win success,
The future is your time, and time is fleet
And there is much of work and strain and stress;
Forget the buried woes and dead despairs,
Here is a brand new trial right at hand,
The future is for him who does and dares,
Start where you stand.

Old failures will not halt, old triumphs aid,
To-day’s the thing, to-morrow soon will be;
Get in the fight and face it unafraid,
And leave the past to ancient history;
What has been, has been; yesterday is dead
And by it you are neither blessed nor banned,
Take courage, man, be brave and drive ahead,
Start where you stand.

New Job Blues

I just started a new job a few weeks ago. At first it was great, my confidence was up and I finally felt like I had landed. Training was very minimal a week and a bit  induction, and I was told “wait til after christmas and everything will be sorted”. A week before christmas I was shipped out of my own store and sent to another under the disguise of “retraining”. Unfortunately when I arrived I found that the new store was severly understaffed and that I was just another body to help out. The other manager did what he could but it was christmas after all so I rolled my sleeves up and got on with it.

Then I got a letter the other day saying that my review was coming up and that it would be chaired by somebody i’ve only met for 25 mins. And that if I failed to meet requirements I could fail my probation and that it would be curtains for me.

I know a new job is a mashup of  crossedwires, and silly mistakes and anxiety, but thats part of the learning curve until you find your feet. Isn’t it?

I knew this job was going to be tough, but this tough? Never. There seems to be a lot of politics going on and nobody is talking to me about it. And that sucks!

I’ve got another week before my review but again i’m not in my own store. Its not affecting my health but it is beginning to play on my mind a bit.

What do I do? Do I soldier on and treat this as another challenge that will not defeat me? Or, do I change direction and not look back?

Its a toughie but a biggie



A Creed to Live By

This poem gives some inspiratation and a small insight into living. Enjoy.

author Unknown

Don’t undermine your worth by comparing yourself  with others, It is because we are different that each of us is special.

Don’t set your goals by what other people deem  important, Only you know what is best for you.

Don’t take for granted the things closest to your  heart Cling to that as you would your life, for without them life is  meaningless.

Don’t let your life slip through your fingers by  living in the past or the future. By living your life one day at a time, you  live all the days of your life.

Don’t give up when you still have something to  give Nothing is really over … until the moment you stop trying.

Don’t be afraid to admit that you are less than  perfect, It is the fragile thread that binds us to each other.

Don’t be afraid to encounter risks, It is by  taking chances that we learn how to be brave.

Don’t shut love out of your life by saying it’s  impossible to find. The quickest way to receive love is to give love.

The fastest way to lose love is to hold on too  tightly, And the best way to keep love is to give it wings.

Don’t dismiss your Dreams. To be without dreams  is to be without hope. To be without hope is to be without purpose.

Don’t run through life so fast that you forget  where you’ve been, But also know where you’re going.

Life is not a race, but a journey to be savored  every step of the way.


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