Tuesday, May 29, 2012



Something great happens.  We ride high, on the ever-euphoric feelings of achievement, triumph, happiness, and contentment. 


Something bad happens.  We feel hurt, as we work through the disappointment, frustration, sadness, and discontentment. 

Those are the swings…the unpredictable, uncontrollable swings of life.  We all face them.  We all experience them.  We all must endure them.  We all must react to them. 

OneMoreStep thoughts for the “swings of life…”

When things are going well - Keep Swinging. 

In good times, it’s easy to get satisfied and rest on our laurels.  It’s during these moments that if we’re not careful, we become complacent and we lose our edge, we lose our lead, and we just may fall from the peak we’ve worked so hard to achieve. 

Keep swingingeven in good times.  We should do more of what got us there…but we should do it better than we’ve ever done it.  Play to win, rather than play not to lose…Keep Swinging

When things aren’t going so well, and when times are tough – Swing!

With every peak, we often experience a valley of some sort.  It’s never always sunny.  Things aren’t always perfect; even if they are for a period of time, odds are they won’t stay that way.  When we’re down, we have two choices – 1) Lay down and quit…or 2) Get up Swinging! 

When times are tough, we should heed Henry Ford’s famous quote, for advice – “Whether you think you can, or you think you can’t…you’re right.” 

Think OneMoreStep thoughts: We can.  We will.  But we must get up the nerve to Swing, even when we’re feeling down.  So perhaps even in the down times more than any other, we should Swingand take some shots and take some risks. 

When uncertainty sets in, and we’re not really sure what to do - Go Down Swing’n.

With uncertainty…who knows?  Exactly.  Nobody does, hence the very meaning of the word, uncertainty.  My take…if we don’t know and they don’t know the right answer, then why not ask ourselves what we really want, listen to our hearts and intuition, and take a chance…The odds may or may not be in our favor; but why not give it our best shot...so at least we'll always know that we did our best.

When we don’t really know the right answer or what we’re supposed to do…we should go OneMoreStep, and GO DOWN SWING’N…

If we don’t…we’ll never know.  And that would be worse than knowing the right answer and not doing anything about it, whatever it is.  What do we have to lose?

I don’t know about you, but I’m go’n down swing’n. 

“You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take.” – Wayne Gretsky

Have a great day.


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