Don’t Run From The Challenge

So here we are in a new month.

Many of us are facing lots of changes, lots of challenges at the moment.

I want to ask you to join with me in facing your challenges this month. Grab hold of that knot of fear that is sitting in your stomach, blow a raspberry at the voice in your head that is filling you full of self-doubt, and remember that you have more to gain from facing the challenge than from shying away from it.

Together we can do it.

Let’s go.

“Nothing feels quite as exhilarating as meeting a challenge.”

~ Dr. Yosiya Niyo

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37 thoughts on “Don’t Run From The Challenge

  1. Raspberries all the way…. 🙂 I’m just hoping I can figure out what deep seeded fear I have that is causing this blasted internal shaking. I hate it. But that’s what the therapist says it is – high anxiety. *sigh* Russ and I got into an argument about how much money to put aside next year for medical expenses – the therapist is considered medical. I was thinking it would take at least a year, maybe longer. He looked and me and shook his head – he thinks not a year, but plans to walk me through post-partum depression since I have a history of that. Erg. But I’ve had to get real serious about my life and what’s going on in my head – the alternative has been to loose myself. That’s not an option for me. BTW – Congrats on Nick’s performances. I’m excited for him, and I’m excited for you. Nothing in the world like seeing your child excel at something. Relish the joy! ♥

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    1. Oh, oops. I meant to say the THERAPIST shook his head. LOL Russ sees me moving fast toward recovery, so he thinks by the end of the year. I know that’s not happening. I have 41 years that got me here – 3 months is not going to change my way of a lifetime of thinking.

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      1. Aine, I am so sorry to hear about the level of your anxiety. I know what it is like when it takes hold like that. It is a fear that grips us that is almost inexplicable in the depth of it. If I can help you in any way don’t hesitate to call on me. I really mean that. I am thinking of you ♥

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    1. Oh yeah. Indecision stinks. Once a decision has been made, whether it be good or bad, I always feel better. Love a bit of raspberry blowing 😛

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  2. Hi Selma. Just emerged from two concurrent computer nightmares spread over several days ….dear God! What a weird world we live in. But…. “where there is darkness, the healing powers also rise….” kind friends and guardian angels appearing eg in call centre, have got me through these challenges. I feel good now, if exhausted. Off to recuperate via ‘Downton Abbey”. Take care of yourself. Anne

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    1. I sympathise, Anne, computer dramas are so draining. It is a weird world indeed but also a wonderful one in many ways. Enjoy Downton Abbey!

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  3. Yay, Selma! Your “can do” attitude inspires me! Yes, we can get thru anything that comes our way, if we take it one day at a time, and don’t back down. Fear is the enemy, and we are going to conquer it! Go, Selma go! :-))

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    1. I write a lot of your comments down because they are so wise, Josie. Don’t back down. Fear is the enemy. I love the things you say. THANK YOU!!!!

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  4. I’ll huff, and I’ll puff, and I’ll blow those raspberries with you!

    I had a horrible computer experience over the weekend; just September getting in some last kicks to the shins before the calendar turned over, so I’m ready to move forward.

    Hugs.

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  5. I don’t think you should face *every* challenge … if anyone suggests parachuting or bungee jumping, the second word of my response is usually ‘off!’. But, I’m up for ALMOST anything else.

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    1. I know what you mean, Travelrat. There is no way I could jump out of a plane unless it was a matter of life and death and even then I’d be clinging on to the fuselage. Anything else’d be a walk in the park (I think….) 😀

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  6. Wish I could write a raspberry – bluuuurrrghhh 😉 something like that – I feel things turning for the better some how – Alan Jones is getting what for; people are walking the streets for peace; Julia is finally getting some acknowledgement for being a tough nut who is getting jobs done etc.,

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  7. this is great selma, thank you! maybe there is a shift, maybe it is shifting in a positive direction, maybe that is what the 2012 thingy is all about. meeting challenges, together. i love that idea, and your way of expressing it

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    1. I think there might be a shift, Tipota. I hope so. It would be good to think we are in the process of evolving. I feel like something is different and at the moment that things are quite challenging BUT I am up for any changes. Onward and upward!!!

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    1. I think they are Juliet. Sometimes it’s the thinking about things that is scary. Getting in there and doing it is less frightening…… I hope!

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  8. Let’s fart in the face of challenges!!!! With you all the way Selma. Or should I say Smelma 🙂
    Sorry, kidding. I’m in a funny mood having watched a few comedy clips on Youtube for the past 2 hours.

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  9. Challenges?? It has been a good solid year of them…….. longer really. Some have knocked me to my knees. Some have inspired. Some have propelled me down dark paths where the unknown guffaws at my fear. But, I wouldn’t want it any other way………….. well, a few challenges I could have done without.
    Enlightenment is the gift we are given because of the cliffhangers life provides us.
    …………. finally (hopefully) back in blogland……… xxx

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    1. I can’t tell you how good it is to hear from you, Awareness. You really and truly have made my day. I know how many challenges you have faced of late but how glad I am to see you coming out the other side. So wonderful to see you xxxx

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