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The longest journey...

... begins with one step. I have a weakness. Whenever I tell someone that I am doing such-and-such - whatever it is seems to fade. I don't know how many times I've started a runing thing, or training for my Cisco certifications, or a writting project, whatever - only to have my efforts wane once I've made the announcement. What is that? Does that not undermine my own integrity? What about my own ambitions? Pride is a deceptive and sneeky git. What was my motivation for even mentioning it in the first place? Apparently it's to toot my own horn and build up other people's impression of myself. *sigh* Verse for today: Proverbs 25:2-7, ESV It is the glory of God to conceal things, but the glory of kings is to search things out. As the heavens for height, and the earth for depth, so the heart of kings is unsearchable. Take away the dross from the silver, and the smith has material for a vessel; take away the wicked from the presence of the king, and his throne will be established in righteousness. Do not put yourself forward in the king's presence or stand in the place of the great, for it is better to be told, “Come up here,” than to be put lower in the presence of a noble.

3 comments:

Linda said...

Well, "Sam," I think that when we say out loud what are plans are, we feel as if they are set in stone or are more real; there is accountability implied because we shared it. Unfortunately, when we fail the accountability test, usually the only repercussions are embarrassment and another page of negative "transcription" added to our thought process. Thanks for stopping by and linking. And thanks for commenting, too!

Susan said...

And I think that sometimes we get all fired up and lose the stamina to follow through. Some of us get excited at the outset, but the details are boring to us. I don't think that's an excuse...it's kind of "how we're wired". So, we have to recognize it and figure out how to press on and push through those momentary lapses of boredom or focus loss.

Have a great weekend!!

:-) Susan

WMD said...

I experience this all the time. My wife busts my chops all the time about things that I start and never follow through with. Especially hobbies.

I think I am improving though, because my current writing project is coming along nicely despite having to force myself through the boring parts.