Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Motivation Monday - "Know When to Hold'em - Know When to Fold'em"

Do you remember that country song?  "You've got to know when to hold'em, know when to fold'em.  Know when to walk away, know when to run"  Kenny Rogers

I've been singing that song lately.  It has been my theme song.

To have success in life, one could learn to live by the words in this song.  

Reasons why this song is true:

1.  We can't hold on to the past so tightly that we are unable to live and enjoy the present and move forward in the future.    
2.  We can't worry that we bought an item at an auction for $10 thought it was worth $20 and actually sold if for $5.

3.  We can't dwell on the fact that there just isn't enough hours in the day to accomplish everything on our "to do lists."

4.  We might have a desire to "set up" at a flea market, have buildings of inventory, trailer ready to go - but, other commitments or people that need us more.

5.  We might dream of, have plans for, "pinned" ideas for the best garden ever....just to have mother nature and the deer crush them.

6.  Have inventory that has been in your booth, repurposed and refinished, time and money spent into your creative process - just to "let it go" for the lowest possible price.

7.  Have used up your given Weight Watcher points for the day by noon.  Or, better yet, used the additional 49 weekly points given - in one day (Polito's pizza and Briq's icecream) and it was only day 2 of the week!

8.  We might have a great budget on paper, a neat folder of paid and to be paid bills.  Just to have an unexpected expense change all of that.

9.  Understand that we all are getting older, we might not be able to see, hear, sleep, walk and even think as well as we "use to."   

10.  When someone makes us upset or offends us - guess what, we can just turn and walk away without saying a word.  Better yet, don't comment on a status, reply to a message, tweet an opinion - social media doesn't give us an excuse to be stupid!  

So, as a challenge or change comes my way, I will keep singing that song - reminding myself that I can "hold'em or fold'em - walk away or run"  I know and have learned from experience that I'm not in control of it anyway....Jesus is.  

Blessings from Ringle, Wisconsin. 
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