“There are two things people want more than sex and money…recognition and praise.”
~ Mary Kay Ash
Recognition and praise. Two incredibly precious gifts to give, but also, two valuable motivators and inspiration to receive.
Recognition is appreciation or acclaim for a service or achievement. Praise is to express warm approval or admiration for something and is the expression of respect and gratitude.
“Don’t let someone else’s opinion of you become your reality.” ~Les Brown
Our last Monday Motivation touched on this topic as well, and how hard it is to keep your eyes up and forward, to keep going, to keep working towards that goal or dream you are reaching for.
We all need a reminder, now and then. When everything in your life seems to be conspiring against you. Equipment or tools break, deadlines are missed, people around you seem to be in their own doldrums and dismiss all you are doing and trying so hard to accomplish. We sometimes need a reminder, to Stay the Path.
“Never consider the possibility of failure; as long as you persist, you will be successful.”
~ Brian Tracy
Last night I posted Suddenly Sunday with 15 minutes to spare being completely over due for the second time in one week. The fact that I am writing these posts from my tiny dark cave (yes, cabin fever has started chewing in me), the fact that I missed my first post in the two years I have been blogging, with Alaska Chick’s Blog’s birthday coming up fast and the last two posts have barely made my own deadlines…. none of that matters.
What matters is that I believe this is what I need to be doing. For us, for the business, for the people who find this and read it. For all the people who have already found Alaska Chick’s Blog. For us all, it has to be what it was meant to be.
Not rushed or busy, we all have enough of those flavors in our lives, but a clean and sparkly window. A window that you can see through and into our lives. A window in a door you can open, if you wish.
So no matter how hectic things are here in Chisana, no matter how many times I get to explain what a “blog post” is to my own people, no matter how bad our internet connection may become, I will continue. For you and for myself.
“Finish each day and be done with it. You have done what you could. Some blunders and absurdities no doubt crept in, forget them as soon as you can. Tomorrow is a new day, you shall begin it well and serenely…”
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
Recognition and Praise
Stay motivated and Stay the Path. You are not alone. I appreciate you and I see all that you are putting into the dream, the goal.