The Blahs!

I have not felt much like blogging lately.  I am beginning to wonder if it is even something that I want to maintain.  It is as if it is just another thing on my list of things to do instead of bringing me pleasure.  Plus, it is somewhat defeating to know that I have been blogging for three months and I only have about seven people who subscribe to my blog.  This includes my mom and dad and two sisters and my husband’s daughter.  I am pretty sure that I know who the other two are, as well.  So thank you, my loyal followers.  I will blog again soon.  I promise.

I learned recently at a leadership conference that I attended that I am an entrepreneurial leader.  This means I am good at starting things up, but sometimes I need help with follow through!  Hmmmm.

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7 responses to “The Blahs!

  1. Jacqueline

    Hi Jenny,
    Now you are in my world. I had just read an article from John Maxwell that stated, hold on let me get it and paste to this so I don’t mess it up..

    Quitting is more about WHO you are than WHERE you are.
    By John C Maxwell

    Back in December, I wrote about the importance of starting well. In the comments, many people agreed with me, but they also pointed out the critical nature of continuing after you start. They were right. Like I said at the time, starting and finishing are the two covers of the book. The main part – the pages – represents the day-to-day labor needed to achieve your goal.
    Unfortunately, in many ways starting is the easy part. Ralph Waldo Emerson observed, “The great majority of men are bundles of beginnings.”
    What about you? Are you merely a starter? When the enthusiasm for a new idea fades, when the passion cools, when the odds against you increase and the results diminish, when it looks as if success is impossible, will you maintain your intensity and keep going? Are you tenacious?
    Consider the fact that Admiral Robert Peary attempted to reach the North Pole seven times before he succeeded. Oscar Hammerstein produced five shows that were flops on Broadway before staging Oklahoma, which had a record-breaking run of 2,212 performances. Thomas Edison failed in his attempt to create a workable lightbulb 10,000 times before creating one that finally worked. To achieve your dream, you need to be able to keep going when others quit.

    To develop tenacity, keep in mind that…
    Quitting is more about who you are than where you are.
    Everyone faces difficulty when working toward a dream. And if someone fails, he can make excuses for what went wrong, how the unexpected happened, how someone let him down, how circumstances worked against him.
    But the reality is that the external things do not stop people. Those who achieve their dreams don’t have an easier path than those who do not. They just have a different internal attitude about the journey. The great artist Leonardo da Vinci once declared, “Obstacles cannot crush me. Every obstacle yields to stern resolve. He who is fixed on a star does not change his mind.”
    The one who achieves the dream sees the journey differently.
    Instead of thinking, “Not enough people believe in me. I’ll never make it,” he says,
    “My belief in myself is enough; I can make it.”
    Instead of, “It’s taking too long to realize my dream,” she reminds herself,
    “Dreams are realized one day at a time.”
    Rather than, “Enough is enough! I’ve taken enough hits!” she declares,
    “I’ve come too far to give up now.”
    Instead of, “I don’t have the strength to hold onto my dream,” he tells himself,
    “Hold on a little longer. The darkest hour comes just before the dawn.”
    Novelist Harriet Beecher Stowe said, “When you get into a tight place and everything goes against you, till it seems as though you could not hang on a minute longer, never give up then, for that is just the place and time that the tide will turn.”
    And I love how H.E. Jensen expressed an achiever’s way of thinking: “The man who wins may have been counted out several times, but he didn’t hear the referee.” The only real guarantee for failure is to stop trying.
    So when things go wrong, when the obstacles seem too great, when the difficulties get to be too much, when your dream seems to be impossibly far away, your job is to simply keep going. If you stop, it won’t be because of what happens around you. It will be because of what happens in you. Choose to see things differently. Success is probably closer than you think. Just keep moving forward.

    So I have been asking, am I just a quicker?????

    As you know I need that other person to come along side of me as well to boost me on, as well as resources, etc. etc.

    I wanted to stop writing on facebook some of the things I do because I did not think anyone was benefitting from it. Then I was told by many who never say a word, how much they missed me being up on FB, I was told by people I do not even know how they have been touched and blessed by what I had posted. I say all this, just because we do not see or hear about what we do or share, does not mean it is worthless. Jesus left the 99 for the one, we should too. Keep writing, you just never know what life you are touching in some way.

    Love you
    Jacqueline

    • jbryans

      Thanks, Jacqueline. The words were very encouraging and I need a little kick in the rear sometimes to re-focus myself! Love you!

  2. Traci Gonzalez

    I didn’t know I just had to put my e-mail in to subscribe at the bottom otherwise I would have already subscribed!… if u continue to blog or not… you are Loved… a lot!

  3. Hey Jen, Well, I don’t think I subscribed to your blog…but I check it every day. I enjoy reading it. BTW, my blog (over 4 years old) has had over 70,000 hits and I only have like 21 subscribers. Subscribers do not really tell you about how many people regularly visit your blog. Keep writing. You are good at it and you have received many prophetic words about your writing. Even people who love writing get “writer’s block” and at times we have to discipline ourselves to write…just do it!

    I love you! Casey

  4. Melissa Stewart

    Awe, hang in there pardner!!! You just have a lot going on right now. It’s nearly time to slow down and take a deep breath. (((((((((((HUGS)))))))))))
    Summer’s a comin’!!! Much love to you and lot’s of prayers to lift your spirit.

  5. Plus, you should consider having some “guest” blogger…

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