Motivational Monday #27

It is really easy to go through a cycle and want to make a permanent decision. I am the master of wanting to do this when I’m upset especially, but also when I’m flying high on happiness.  I have tried hard not to allow myself to do it just then.  My perspective on things is not the best.  And I don’t want to ruin what I have based on the here and now.  There are times to be impulsive, and there are times not to be.  Making life decisions in a moment of temporary feelings is not one of those times.  Trust me.  I have lost friends I regretted because of momentary anger or frustration.  Don’t do it.  Not worth it.

Updated: Dana left a great comment that said simply that all feelings are temporary.  She also commented that this slogan would give her carte blanche to procrastinate forever.    This was my response:

You are right – they are always temporary.  That being said, I think this speaks to more of those flash-in-the-pan sudden emotions that make you want to make that sport of permanent decision immediately.  Those that will fade almost as quickly as they flared up.  Those are the ones to be careful of.

As are the ones where you know it will pass – you know it is only you – and making a decision that affects others while in the middle of a cycle you know will pass is unfair – or not what you want long term.  

I guess, at the end of the day, think through what you are about to do.  See it through to the very end – and make sure that what you are feeling like you want to do now will not have a long term effect that you don’t want.  Then make your reaction accordingly.  

I love this quote.  Because it is so true.  In that moment of fear, taking the deep breath and jumping in anyway is true courage.

Do not let ANYONE make you believe otherwise.  If they try, remember they are projecting onto you – or they are trying to lesson your voice.  You are a force.  A force of good.  A force of justice.  A force of love and friendship.  Believe it – and fuck the rest who don’t believe it.

I know I’ve posted this one before, but it’s a good one to remember.  Do not let someone tempt you to fight back with fire.  It may feel like the right thing to do, but it will only enrage the blaze – not end it.  Use water.  Keep a cool head and point your hose to their flame.

And to end on a fun note:

Happy Monday!

5 Comments Add yours

  1. Dana says:

    The problem is that feelings are ALWAYS temporary – that slogan would give me carte blanche to procrastinate forever 🙂

  2. OsShirt says:

    Actually, it depends on what’s burning, and how hard you’re fighting it. Sometimes it’s a lot more fun to use gasoline, as long as you’re not going to be the one getting burned!

  3. Joker_SATX says:

    I agree with your first pic here. I always do that…gets me in trouble every single time too!

  4. John and Ann says:


    I generally try to use water to fight fires, but some fires are so large that water isn’t effective (for example using explosions to put out oil well fires). I use water whenever possible, but when I decide another means are called for, I do battle under a black flag and recall instead this H. L. Mencken quote: ” Every normal man must be tempted at times to spit on his hands, hoist the black flag, and begin to slit throats.”

    The most important skill of all is telling the difference between the two!

  5. The John Wayne quote is my favorite. But you are a force to be reckoned with!

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