Thursday, July 19, 2012

Note To Self


Any longer and people will think you're gloating or fishing for pity. 

I'm not trying to be a party-pooper.  Just sharing something that's been on my mind lately.

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  1. I understand the sentiment, but actually I think it takes as long as it takes to come down from an achievement or come up from a stumble. (And it always takes me longer than 5 minutes either way.) It's okay to digest things before we move on. I think we know in our guts when we're actually resting on our laurels or wallowing in self-pity, and that's the moment to get up and move on.

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    1. We all take however time it takes to come down or pick ourselves up, and that's fine. I guess I am more concerned with those that celebrate or moan in public and not realize how their behavior is perceived by others. There are some that are not as self-aware.

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  2. Moving on is just SO HARD sometimes. ^_^

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    1. That is true. When experiencing a failure, sometimes we just need to use it as a jump off point. The most important part is to keep going forward, eventually the failure will be a memory or anecdote.

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    2. I'm missing what happened?? Everything okay?

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  3. Just re-watched "Elizabethtown" yesterday, and it has a similar line, something like this: 'Take five minutes to wallow in your misery. Embrace it. Accept it. And move on.' I really like that... And it's not the actual five minutes, really. Just, as you said, don't prolong either one past its natural time, neither the success nor the failure. Go and do something new instead.
    I really have to remind myself of that as well.

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    1. Thanks for coming by again. The key is to keep moving forward. Nothing ever lasts forever, good or bad.

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Thank you so much for your kind comments.