Tuesday, 19 December 2017

Pick yourself up. . .

Start all over again. . . 

Nothing's impossible I have found
For when my chin is on the ground
I pick myself up, dust myself off
Start all over again

Nothing is impossible.
You have the choice of giving up, packing it in - or picking yourself up, dusting yourself off and get on with it.  Even when things seem impossible, that there is absolutely no way out, there is always a way out.  We've come to the time of year where we should be counting our blessings and thinking about how we have achieved our goals - or playing the regrets that littered the year through your mind like you're hosting your own pity party film festival of one and then push yourself to make poor choices leading to disastrous consequences. I think I know which pathway I'm heading down.  Do you? I'm counting my blessings of course :-)

Don't lose your confidence if you slip
Be grateful for a pleasant trip
And pick yourself up, dust yourself off
Start all over again

When we lose confidence based on what we have or haven't done - it is natural to feel knocked back.  You might need to take a trip away, physically.  It doesn't need to be some grand holiday, just a couple of hours somewhere and immerse yourself into becoming part of the environment.  It's our attitude to starting all over again which may make us think that we have wasted time.  But there is something somewhat comforting about starting again, being renewed in the promises that you make to yourself, that you will do something better this next time around.  Being confident in your own ability (or faking it till you make it) is something that only you can do.
Work like a soul inspired 
Till the battle of the day is won
You may be sick and tired
But you'll be a man my son!

What inspires your soul to work so hard?
You might find inspiration in the little things that come across your day.  You might be inspired by people whose journey in life you would like to emulate.  You might be inspired by people who have mistreated you because you don't want to end up like them.  Whatever your inspirations are for working so hard - acknowledge them, accept them and set about making your own mark in the world.  What will make you a woman my daughter?  I have been raised to think that who I am and what I bring to the world has just as much value to add, if not more, than men.  I hope there are men out there who are raising their daughters to be the women they were destined to be, and that there are also men out there who are teaching their sons to be the men that society need, that women can respect and who can look at themselves in the mirror and feel good about themselves too, so that they don't grow up to mistreat or abuse women to make themselves better than. . .




Will you remember the famous men
Who had to fall to rise again?
So take a deep breath 
And start all over again

Do you remember who all these people are?
They might be family members or other men you look up to.
The famous men who have been highlighted in recent new activities for their abuse of women will not be able to rise again I don't think.  They have hidden their agendas (or thought they did) for so long, hiding their true natures and what they are really like behind closed doors.  Not saying that you would be guilty of the same crimes, but would you be prepared to fall like them for the magnitude of their crimes?  You need to think very carefully about how you treat people.  Kindness is key and people that abuse their constructed sense of power by forcing themselves on others will have their day in court, if not out in the public domain where they fought so hard to make those names for themselves.

Work like a soul inspired
Till the battle of the day is won
You may be sick and tired
But you'll be a man my son!

Do you choose your battles carefully throughout your day?
It is a skill that you learn to acquire over time.  There will come a time though, when looking at how things are going will prompt you to be able to surface your own truth, and to tell people how things really are.  You will no longer need to compromise yourself, your integrity and your opinions - because people have either discounted them in the past or people have written you off, not knowing that you have been the answer all along.  That's their problem not yours remember.  You just keep working hard the way you always have and just keep motivating others to up their game as well. It's a tough job, but somebody has to do it.

Will you remember the famous men
Who had to fall to rise again?
So take a deep breath
Dust yourself off
Pick yourself up
Start all over again

I hope that whatever situation you find yourself in through your life at the moment - that you know that you are not alone.  You do not have to suffer through your trials and tribulations on your own.  You can reach out to someone, even if you feel like it's been too long - if you've had a strong connection with someone who always "got" you more than people you thought should've had your back - gravitate towards your support crew, your number 1 team who love you regardless what you do.  If people keep kicking you down and subject you to abuse because that's how they've been raised, you can choose not to participate in that vicious cycle.  Never be afraid to start over.  Never be afraid to love you who want to be inside.  You have nothing left to prove to anyone, but yourself.  So take a deep breath, dust yourself off, pick yourself up, start all over again. . .