Sponsored by www.linkedin.com/in/joshua-j-zarlenga-cpa-mba-052a5a40/ Ps 32: Blessed are those whose sins are forgiven. Blessed is he whose fault is taken away, whose sin is covered. Blessed the man to whom the LORD imputes not guilt,in whose spirit there is no guile. Then I acknowledged my sin to you, my guilt I covered not. I said, “I confess my faults to the LORD,” and you took away the guilt of my sin. For this shall every faithful man pray to you in time of stress. Though deep waters overflow, they shall not reach him. You are my shelter; from distress you will preserve me; with glad cries of freedom you will ring me round Acts 16: Open our hearts, O Lord, to listen to the words of your Son.
How many times have we all heard that saying? A hundred? A thousand? Ten thousand?
Doesn't make it any less relevant ... or accurate.
We all err. We all make mistakes. We all stumble, we all fall flat on our, er, faces sometimes.
It's like my Pop always says, "The greatest man who every walked this earth fell three times." Let that one sink in.
But for my money, the perfection isn't always in the end result; it's in the ability to keep on. Whatever that means.
Rewrite the paper...again. Put the patch back on and toss the smokes away...again. Hide the fudge and kettle chips and pull out the steamed vegggies and boiled chicken for dinner...again. Suit back up after a loss and hit the field for practice...again.
The thing is, habits take a long time to form and an even longer time to break, Capisce? The mountaintop isn't reachable in a half-hour. Heck, even Fred Astaire got horrible criticism about his dancing at first.
But it only takes one big win to re-route your course and put you on top; as long as you're willing to work very hard to get ---and stay--- there.