Effort — A Vigorous or Determined Attempt
I’m reminded of one of my last journal entries…
“Today has not been productive. I will increase my effort…”
If there is effort to be made, it is climbing down my ladder, moving my ladder to the correct wall (*and with a booming voice* the “WALL OF PRINCIPLES”) and taking the first step! It’s never too late.
More effort in the wrong direction will not get me to my preferred destination any sooner :) Now is my time to slow, pause, step back, take account, evaluate, consider… then decide!
I feel like I’m standing on my ladder, having now realized that I’ve propped it against the wrong wall. I’ve started backing down. This is a sensitive time, where courage is required to continue. I often feel the challenge of tilling my brain, working to amend my genetic disposition, cultivating a new rich bounty of healthy growth. It can feel discouraging to move backwards… to change direction… to not be an expert. I am hopeful and surrounded by love. My spouse is such a wonderful companion. I know, she just got here too, but damn —
My wife is courageous, strong, caring, fun, honest, hard working, patient, giving, beautiful and fair.
Following that, effort is required! Effort to pay the price — to get what you want. We worked on the goat’s pen, in the muck, in the heat. I felt GREAT! I love the hard work. I love the smells. I love the teamwork. I love the progress. I love caring for our farm. Pro-activity and working toward my chosen principles feeds my soul!
Vigorously determine what your lighthouse-principles are and move your ladder. It will be a different climb.