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shelagh_c is doing 10 things including…

Compare myself to no one, but who I was yesterday

21 cheers


shelagh_c has written 13 entries about this goal

I am

definitely better off today! Hoorraaayy!!

I am more valuable nowadays

getting rid of my limits.

One step at a time: hitchhiker today.

I nod my head

saying yes to the universe

I’m self-assured and
I feel comfortable in my own skin
I have the courage to take new steps
towards the goals I have set up for myself
I feel deep down I want to realize them
and I feel secure since
I no longer look for acceptance outside me
I am braver and I am inclined to take the risk

... and I know there are still so many ways to go :)


looking outside me
searching in corners of rooms not my business or timing…

I forgive more easily

I don’t hang onto the anger
I’d rather let it go
or can feel no anger at all
Seldom someone succeeds to make my blood boil
Exactly unlike in the past
I know what I do
And I know it’s right
If they don’t like it
I’m open to talk it over


To control over my anger
Is now much easier
I don’t get angry too often
quite rarely I’d say

It’s replaced by a sound reflection on
what I might have done wrongly
what I failed to do
Sometimes it’s replaced by an extreme sadness
And sometimes by laughter

I’m happy the anger’s gone

never stop learning

I would be surprised if I would (stop)
It’s hardly possible
Once you have developped
A simple thirst for growth
Oh God, what am I saying???? -
Once you have denied to be made forget our inborn thirst for growth…

Now, I’m assessing myself
On what I’ve done well
What wrong
With the French project
I have made a few mistakes
Not knowing how to
It’s my weak point
To try to control things from scratch to an end
I think I just have to
Let it go


I would be sad about it
I think I will just go out and look for another opportunity

Friday vs Thursday

6 vs 10

stopped looking outside so much
care more how I am doing at the moment
try to dig out all my values
and use them for good
if I come across a weak point
if that’s a fear
try to conquer it
if that’s something else
try to improve

I realize others have similar problems
I realize nobody has no problems
I realize what’s difficult for me
can be difficult for you as well
or a piece of cake
and vice versa

This makes the work easier


Yesterday evening I controlled my temper and
I thought I should do my best even though people around me
Are Unwilling
Praise others for my successes

I will be paid back for what I do
They will be paid back for what they do
The only way for me is
To grow
And to notice and enjoy my little progress each and every day
There are days I’m muchly under the weather
and so unable
But still, I want to be willing
I want to do my best at every moment
Whether feel wonderful or under the weather
Whether feel strong or very very weak
Whether someone else helps me or disturbs
I want to do my best
I deeply believe this is the right way to go.

shelagh_c has gotten 21 cheers on this goal.


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