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Burning burning

“The world doesn’t need more people playing small.

It’s time to stop hiding out and start stepping out.

It’s time to stop needing and start leading.

It’s time to start sharing your gifts instead of hoarding them or pretending they don’t exist.

It’s time you started playing the game of life in a ‘big’ way.” – Harv Eker.

on fire

Who’s burning with me?

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  1. Hmmm… well, I’m not really feeling “on fire” this morning. But I love the whole idea behind the poem and the photo. And, Elvis, well……what can I say???

  2. I love both these quotes! Does this have anything to do with your new corner office? Just curious…how are you moving to the front burner? I’m finding this phase of my life to be one of energy and creativity. I think it’s due to having more time at my disposal (with only my husband at home now, there’s a lot less laundry, errand time, etc., etc. demanding my attention). That’s been true for a few years, but it actually took the first couple of years of empty nest for me to adjust and begin to look around and see what I wanted to do with myself. But I’m a slow learner AND a late bloomer! 🙂

    Anyway, however you’re feeling it, good for you! I’ll look forward to your updates on life on the front burner! ~ Sheila

    • How am I moving there? I think the first step for me was recognizing that I PUT MYSELF on the back burner — I don’t know when it happened but I suspect that, along the way, I settled into the comfortable support pattern that so many Moms do: I set my hopes, dreams and delights way back on the back burner. The problem? I forgot to go back and switch it back on!

      And it’s not the corner office .. yesterday I came back from the copier and turned into my OLD office (old habits die hard).

      I think it started with gathering enough moxie to even apply for the job much less know I could do it — and deserved it 🙂

      Here’s to late bloomers 😉 MJ

  3. If blowing a whistle and telling an angry coach, team and their gym full of fans that their point guard just traveled or fouled out…I’m already there!! 🙂 It’s rarified air in the front, lead or top…whatever you wish to term it.

    We gotta use our gifts…it’s what we were given them for. (won’t hide it under a bushel, NO, I’m gonna let it shine let it shine let it shine!!) 🙂
    R

  4. hmmm…So true. I can sit on things in the interest of being polite, politically correct, how one will be perceived, etc. It’s complicated. I thank WP to release more to come. I posted something Sunday, it’s taken me years to shout about. It felt good. Growth is good.

    • It is complicated, you’re right. And while that poem and sign are great – they can be a mantra or a motivator. For me, it depends on the day.

      Growth never comes without a few growing pains, in my experience.

      Shine on, Georgette 🙂
      MJ

  5. Those words will light a fire! I’m with you!

  6. I’m with you! Maybe not quite as advanced as you are, but I’m enjoying this phase of life and rediscovering me, my skills, my ability to learn and get excited about learning and contributing to something bigger than me.

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