Daily Archives: January 24, 2014

Famous Quote Friday (Jeff Goins)

Today is not really a quote. I just wanted to share an excerpt from this book I am almost finished with.  This book is so amazing, I keep going back and rereading part before I am even finished with the whole book.  “Wrecked: When a Broken World Slams Into Your Comfortable Life,” By Jeff Goins. What I want to share with you is part, what his friend says and part what he himself says.

“Here is what Kari told her: ‘You will feel lonely, you will feel sad, you will feel frustrated, you will get angry….We can stand with you, but we can’t keep it from happening.’ The truth is this is not about what you feel. Everybody feels something. What lasts is what you do-after the shock wears off, after the feelings fade. You need to step in the pain, move through the fear, and do something that matters.”

I read this over and over again just to find the precise meaning, to feel how it relates to me and to try to describe what this message means. It is so powerful right now. Do you every read something that blows your mind? Search past that feeling that’s where I am at with this. We are all going to have troubles in our lives so you just need to suck it up and take each one in. You can have a support group of friends and family to be there for you for a shoulder to cry on or someone to complain too or you can have people that are going to tell it like it is, and they are also going to let you know how they feel. I have certainly needed both groups in my days, and recently for sure. I absolutely love getting help and input from others and I love helping other as well.

What are you afraid of? If you are holding yourself back by fear you are truly depriving yourself of things that matter most. Who cares what the TV or the internet tell you to do. Heck, forget all that I have said to do if it does not matter to you, but if you ignore and hide from your fears you are depriving yourself from what matters. Challenging your fears you are answering your “what ifs,” you are discovering your dreams or your passions.  We will all have challenges, it’s how you push through them that matters most.

I have had the idea of working on a cruise ship for over a year. I have been working towards it little by little. Right now I am so close I can taste it. I am giving up a lot to take this venture but it is worth it, the idea will not leave my head till I make it happen. I am less than 2 weeks away from finding out where all my efforts have brought me. The days draw slower and slower the closer I get. The money gets tighter and tighter, the hurdles and hoops and speed bumps in my way are on full blast, so it seems. The fear rises every day. A friend asked me if I was afraid, afraid of being able to get the job and be successful. YES I am. I have come out of my life getting turned upside down  and here I am doing it again, but the difference is this is on my terms. Challenge accepted! I am moving thru all my fears and I will do many things that matter.

If you are lost in life, if you need a change in your life, if you want to do more in your life I strongly recommend this book. “Wrecked: When a Broken World Slams Into Your Comfortable Life,” By Jeff Goins. You have highlighted passages in books before, right? I wanted to do that with this one but I think every page would be completely yellow if I did that!

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Dr. Eric Perry, PhD

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