I once again have been given a sign to believe. This time the sign was in a restaurant I was having lunch at with my best friend. I think the sign was there to remind me that I should control my thinking, get rid of negative thoughts and replace them with positive thoughts. After lunch my friend and I went to a little shop and she showed this little bag of clothes pins and there it was again.
I have been having problems with the mid-day reading that I am supposed to do. I am a bit of a perfectionist when given assignments and beat myself up with all the negative thoughts about why this was wrong, bad, and unacceptable.
I was reminded today of another assignment I was given many years ago. I was Director of Alumni Relations and we were in another city where our basketball team was competing for the National title against the other Canadian Universities. On the Friday evening after winning the semi-finals the President of the University came up to me and said, “Eleanor, win, lose or draw I think we should put on a dinner for our team and Alumni tomorrow evening. Please arrange the dinner complete with a bar and make sure we have 100 people there.”
He was my boss so I said I would get it done. In 24 hours! Let’s just say there were a lot of obstacles including the fact that the catering department was closed for the weekend.
After the game, which we won, we went back to the hotel and conference room where the dinner was going to be served. People were taking advantage of the open bar and were milling about the room. When It was announced that dinner was being served 97 people sat down to eat. A few minutes later 3 more showed up making it a total of 100 people.
Og Mandino says, “Each misfortune I encounter will carry in it the seed of tomorrow’s good luck. I must have the night to appreciate the day. I must fail often to succeed only once.”
I have succeed in the past and I I hope to get all my current assignments completed, but I will no longer dwell on the negative thoughts if I don’t succeed. I will do my best and will work towards a better day tomorrow.
I will persist until I succeed