All You Have To Do Is Give Your Best Effort

Danny's iphone 022One of the early lessons we all learn is we will not always come out on top.  Your team is not always going to win.  Your best efforts are not always good enough to earn the first place trophy.   Your hard work is not always going to result in a promotion.  But that shouldn't deter each of us from giving our absolute best effort.

I am extremely competitive when it comes to succeeding and use other people's success to drive me to do better.  I have determined to be satisfied with failing as long as I know I gave my best effort.  I'm not sure I can ask more of myself than that.  The question I ask myself is 'did you give your all?' and if the answer is 'yes' then I am satisfied.  If my answer is 'no' then I return to the drawing board and figure out how I could have performed better.

Ultimately the only person who will know if you gave your all is you.  Identify your weaknesses, improve upon your effort and move forward.  That's what I try to do; that's all I can do.

IF IT’S CHANGE YOU WANT, THEN CHANGE YOU MUST

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It must be something in the stars, the past couple of weeks I’ve talked to a few people that seem to be down in their luck. Some people blame something else, like …

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Essential Oils 101

Essential Living with Dakota

It probably hasn’t taken you long to realize I’m a huge essential oils enthusiast. I’m not quite sure why it took me so long to commit to a chemical-free life or why I didn’t start my oily journey sooner, but I’m sure if I had started earlier it wouldn’t have led me to where I am today.

It scares me the number of toxic chemicals that are still approved for use in commercial products in the Unites States that have been banned in other parts of the world. Endocrine disruptors, hormone disruptors, reproductive disruptors, cancer and more have all been linked to chemicals that are commonly found in the cupboards of our homes. Less than a quarter of the chemicals in thousands of common household products have been subjected to a full safety investigation. Products that we use on ourselves, our kids, our pets every day. Make-up. Sunscreen. Lotion. Insect…

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shout out are ya seieing this?

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this is going out to all of our readers. do you get our posts in the reader? so many are following but only a handful are interacting and i am wondering where everyone else is? i love engaging with our readers and chatting in the comments section and i love it when people like our posts it is a real confidence booster and gives us a real sense of joy and pride. I guess what I am asking is does the wordpress reader show our posts? do most of you follow via the reader or do you get emailed with the new posts when we post?
I know there is trouble with the reader a lot of times. I guess I am a little nervous that I have over 900 followers and a whole bunch never interact with me at all and I am wondering are they even reading?

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Dream Big Is On the Rebound!

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About a year and a half ago I had worked Dream Big to a 350,000 global ranking and a top 50,000 U.S. ranking on Alexa.  This is the gauge I use to judge whether my SEO work is paying off.  At one point I had fallen to around 1.5 million due to starting a new job and paying less attention to my page.  It would appear that my most recent tactics are paying some dividends!

All Their Faces…

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All the people
all their faces
shapes and sizes
ways of speaking
expressing
outward appearances
part in hair
earrings, tattoos
fashion of dress
styles and colors
smells and sounds

All the people
everyone else
I’ve met over time
each and every person
throughout
my entire life
every waking moment
every breath taken
every thought
everything,

How can you be
so different
so unique
think so differently
see me like no others
do

How can you be
someone who makes
someone who says
someone who can’t

can’t seem to live
without me?

How can you….

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a trusting submission

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Suffering is a harsh and brutal word; and it’s a part of our world in more ways than one. It has many faces- the agonizing, or the one that makes your body quiver with pain and mind spin in an endless maze, unsure of how to go on; the subtle, or the quiet one that thrives in hidden corners, slowly unraveling your heart; the sudden, or that moment of utter disbelief, where it takes quite an effort to figure out reality, and where your breath went.

How do you handle those seconds, and how do you explain them to someone else-

One of the hardest questions to answer about God’s character, is the copious amount of pain flourishing in this life. Most would say, there is no magic answer; that there is no “key” to living that makes it all go away. I will be one that disagrees.

As I…

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Share Your Favorite Blogger!

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So I want to do something different which is to share the link of a blogger you enjoy following that you think others would enjoy also.  It seems to be working nicely so I’m going to continue the post via the link below.

Be sure to visit the other links and meet some great bloggers.  I’ll also be running the standard Meet and Greet this weekend so check that out as well.

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FAVORITE BLOGGER LINK

With God, all things are possible!

Advocate for Mental and Invisible Illnesses

I have forgotten this the last few months.

I am well! (I have to quit blaming my bipolar and other health conditions for everything that isn’t right with my world).

I am healthy!

I am prosperous! (I have a roof over my head and food in my stomach).

I am God and he is me! (God sees all and will take care of me).

I have been reading Dr. Wayne Dyer (or actually watching him on youtube). He is religious, believes deeply in God and believes in the Law of Attraction.

What we think we are, we are. Spend all your time feeling sorry for yourself and you will draw the pain and sorrows to you.

Rejoice in life!

Teresa (Tessa) Dean Smeigh

-Advocate for Mental and Invisible Illnesses

-Author of Articles, Stories and Poems

http://www.tessacandoit.com

http://www.finallyawriter.com

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Celebrating 12 Years!

Diary of a Recovering Codependent

Twelve years! It’s been 12 years since I began my journey of self-discovery, codependent recovery and emotional healing and it has been amazing!I’ve learned and changed so much in the past 12 years and I am truly amazed at who I am today. If I met myself on the street today, I’d really like me. Hahaha…

Does that mean my life is perfect? No. Does it mean everything comes easy now? No. Does it mean I am no longer codependent or a people pleaser? No. Does it mean I always get it right now? NO!

Recovery is a process; a day-to-day challenge to do things differently. There are days that are just so easy-peasy to get through and there are days whenit’s a bit of a struggle. If I fall, I get back up, dust myself off, and get right back on that blasted horse. That is the true process…

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