Even though the storm came in north of us, the winds, rain and now tidal surge are still an issue - but that didn't hold me back from checking it out on Nokomis Beach south of Sarasota early this morning. Ten minutes later the sky was dark again and the rain started back...and the winds have yet to slow down.
by Skip Cohen
Sheila and I share a motivational reading every morning, and I cracked up when today, Hump Day, the reading referenced camels!
Out in the desert, a camel can sustain itself without food or water for weeks. To survive, it stores up energy for the harsh environment. A camel's ability to conserve energy and water helps it make journeys and sometimes carry heavy loads. This is a reminder that we all have inner resources. If we tap into our intuition, we can make difficult decisions, heal, and thrive. Even when we are going through something hard, what we need is available to us. - Emily Silva, Sunrise Gratitude
It's a straightforward point today and a reminder I wanted to share. We all have challenges to deal with, but so often, we forget to take the time, slow down, and think through a solution. We tend to panic first and act later after forgetting everything we've learned over the years.
We also forget to pull in the key people at the core of our network, or we go to the other extreme and pull them in immediately when the solution to whatever the problem was right there in our intuition all along. So the next time you run into the wall - take a timeout. Kick back a little and think through the challenge first.
Most important of all, don't give up.
Most people give up just when they're about to achieve success. They quit on the one yard line.
They give up at the last minute of the game one foot from a winning touchdown.
Happy Hump Day!
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