Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Tell Me Tuesday: Week Nine

Welcome to Tell Me Tuesday.....First off the title is a bit deceiving.....it really is not about you telling me anything.... but answering a question truthfully and maybe telling yourself a little something you had not thought about.

I'd love for you to join me each week, and copy the question onto your blog and answer the question....and link back here. I am sure it will be interesting how there will be many different answers to the same question.....and hopefully give each of us something to think about as this new year progresses. My thought is so many people (including myself) are looking for some answers to various things. I have a feeling that the answers are inside needing to be jiggled loose and maybe a question posed a certain way will have a cause and effect in a good way. We will see how it goes! I have committed to this once a week for the whole year of 2012. I'd love for you to take the challenge with me!

I am keeping the rules simple...I'd love to watch this grow as the year goes on.

1. Grab the button on the sidebar if you like so others can find this new writing experience each week.

2. Once you link in, visit the person who linked in before you and leave them a comment. It would be great to visit and leave comments for as many as you can. But at least try and leave the person ahead of you in the link a comment of support.

3. Please link back to my blog and mention Tell Me Tuesday somewhere in your POST. That is it....easy.

Most of all, look at this writing experience with an open mind. Sometimes the questions will be hard...and require some thought. That is a good thing. Other times it will be easy. You can add photos, or whatever you like to your post. It is about you after all. ~ Thanks for joining me.....I hope you enjoy this each week.

Week Nine Question:

 Is it out of reach? Or have you just not stretched yourself far enough?

This week, the question is very interesting. The first part reads:  is it out of reach? What is the "It" part of that question for you? For me, the "It" part could mean a number of things. The answer really should be nothing is ever out of reach if you really want it.

I hear over and over people that reach the "it" in their lives tell others how they too can get to the same point. The are quick to tell us all what we need to do to get there and while it seems so very easy hearing them speak of how they got the "it" they wanted, I wonder why it is not easy for others.

I think we all are individuals who want to walk the same paths as those who have achieved what they want in life, but honestly we are all not the same. I know for myself there are lots of variables that have kept me from stretching myself like I know I can. For others, there is a lot of muck in their lives that keep them from stretching to their full potential and achieving the goals the want. The hardest part of this equation is to know if you want to follow a certain path or reach a goal that you have set for yourself you must first be willing to walk through the muck.

Sometimes, people will hinder your growth or achievement with negativity. It does not matter if you have the best idea or intention in the world, if the people who you surround yourself with are not individuals to offer support and encouragement it will be hard to follow through. Many people are just sitting waiting to grab on to your shirt tail and let you make things happen for yourself so it will benefit themselves. That has happened to me so many times that so many great plans were tossed away because the burden of carrying everyone else should I reach my "it" was just more than I could carry. I know some of the best things in my life were stopped cold with negative energy others offered when I presented an idea I had about something. They may have not had the gumption to say it to my face, but they sure talked it to death behind my back and sent the negative vibes my way. I don't care what anyone says, negative energy effects us all.

Stretching yourself means you have to believe in yourself, that is key. It means when others don't see the dreams you have the way you do, it is ok. Stretching yourself sometimes means not sharing your plans but working towards them on your own. Stretching yourself requires eliminating the negative energy from your life and replacing it with positive things and influences. Stretching yourself means knowing it is possible to reach whatever "it" you are wanting to get to in your life. It is knowing you may have to fight to get there, but pray for the strength to endure the hard walk to get where you want to be. Stretching yourself means fighting all the "what if's" in worrying that something might not work out and start worrying about the "what if's" if I don't do this.

Out of reach? No......just need to visualize yourself holding that "it" in your hands and stretching over the muck that has been holding you back.

What about you?? Thoughts??


  1. It took MANY years for me to realize that if those around me didn't see the dream I saw...it could still be REAL for me.

    I do believe, too, that while reaching for our dreams that we have to enjoy the journey to getting "there". If we ONLY look at the dream itself...we can get off balance with ourselves. And, we can miss a lot of important things (to learn and to enjoy) along the way. =)

  2. I think I like your answer better than mine this week! It's similar, but you just said it better! :)

    But it is true that we can't buy into the negativity and the lack of support. I've found that if I start something on my own to prove that it can be done, others join in and help or offer support. Still, you have to believe it and do it from within to reach it!

  3. Believing in myself is proably my worst enemy. I feel unless it's perfect, why try. But then I could have never had my own business if I hadn't. So now, back to the "drawing board"!
    Blessings, Debbie


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