Monday, December 23, 2013

Be Successful

Hi All!

I hope your holiday preps have gone well -- it always seems like there's more to do and less time to do it in every year.  We've had the Christmas cards sitting on the table for weeks -- but haven't had a chance to address and mail them yet.   I figure if we get 60% of what we had planned to do completed, we're doing good.

My hands are still a problem -- although typing is a tiny bit easier (not messing up every word -- more like every other word).  My handwriting is completely illegible now -- not that my scribbles were all that discernable before!

I know everyone's likely rushing to get ready, so I'll keep this one short.  Let's jump straight into this week's reading:

First card -- the Six of Wands.

This is a personal celebration card -- it suggests that when you've done well, it's okay to feel good about it.  Sounds kind of obvious, but our culture usually says you're supposed to be humble about personal accomplishments.  There's something to that -- you shouldn't be obnoxious about it .. but it's really okay to take personal pleasure in doing things well.

People don't always pat you on the back when you do well -- so when they do, it's okay to feel good about it.  Even if you don't the get the accolades, it's good to take an honest moment to tell yourself "I did good!"

The "extended" message of this card is "Yep, you did good today, so feel good about it.  BUT -- tomorrow's another day and you have to start over again!"

In this case, it's particularly appropriate -- because of our second card, the Three of Pentacles.

This Three suggests personal and professional competence -- doing a job well because you have the skills and attitude necessary to do so.  It suggests the personal pleasure you attain while  performing a job to the best of your ability.

What it's telling us here -- when preceded by the Six of Wands -- is that you shouldn't rest on your laurels.  Just because you succeeded yesterday doesn't mean that today's challenge is any easier or deserves less attention or effort.

Certainly, success in a sequence of challenges gives you confidence that you'll continue to be successful.   But, you must continue to put in the effort to attain that success every time!  Don't expect any free passes!

This really isn't a discouraging message -- you have the talent and aptitude to achieve success.  If you apply yourself, there's no reason you shouldn't expect to be successful.

The key phrase is "If you apply yourself"!  If you expect good results from less-than-your-best efforts, you're likely to be disappointed at some point.  You can do it -- so be the best and expect the best from yourself!

That's it for now -- hope you and yours have a wonderful Christmas time!



Anonymous said...

Thankyou, and Merry Christmas, I always read your blog.
Thankyou again....

Anonymous said...

Merry Christmas! Thank you for all the readings. They are always of great help to me.

Woodsong said...

Thanks for the kind words and wishes! Hope everyone has a wonderful holiday!

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