Tuesday, March 2, 2010
Putting it All Together
For me right now life is just as frustrating. There have been times in my life when I was making a ton of money, but I was being stupid with the outflow my spending. Other times I've been able to make advances in personal areas of my life, such as my sobriety (coming up on 2 years shortly) , but something else seems to give.
Right now I'm at a point in my life where I am learned discipline, trying to expand my spirituality and relationship with God, am being patient, frugal, penny pinching like a mad man, but the income is elusive.
One of these days it's all going to click. The income will match my discipline to financial soundness. My sobriety will yield the fruit-age of solid relationships. And overall responsibility and wise actions will bring peace of mind and serenity.
Still it eludes me.... Call it bad timing from the economy.... Poor career choices on my part.... I dunno , something is missing. It's frustrating to say the least. I don't know what I need more, a good kick in the pants, or encouragement.
I read a book a while back called "3 Feet From Gold" which speaks about a guy who owned a gold mine during the gold rush, and he dug and dug and dug, and eventually just gave up and sold his mine for pennies on the dollar. Well, turns out he didn't learn how Gold runs along veins in the rock, and because of this lack of education he didn't realize he was literally only 3 feet from tapping into one of the largest gold finds during the gold rush. True story.... Interesting Gold Rush Stories
I feel like that right now. I keep putting one foot in front of the other, keep pecking away at the rock, but am not seeing the gold.
Discussion Question : Has success eluded you in one way or another, and what do you do to keep a good attitude and proper perspective?