Article Title: The Path of Accomplishment
Author Name: Julie Jordan Scott
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Word Count: 416
Category: Personal Development
Copyright Date: 2006
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The Path of Accomplishment
© 2006
Julie Jordan Scott

I didn't want to walk today, and I did. I didn't feel
like writing my morning pages, and I did.

Wanting to do something and feeling like doing
something: both of these are awesome, but I seem
to consistently earn more self respect when I do 
the stuff I have on my list even when I don't feel
like it.  These are the times that when all is said
and done, I pat myself on the back and peer over 
my shoulder to see how far I have come.

On my walk, I heard my favorite traveling bird song,
the familiar call of an unseen bird from my childhood 
in the Northeastern United States.  I know now to
expect her song here, in Bakersfield, in October. My
walks are the only way I can experience her presence
with my entire heart, soul and being.

If I hadn't walked, I might have missed this annual
celebration of history and the present.

My morning pages today collected surprises from
Yesterday, like a note about one of the most
Profound conversations I have ever had with Emma yet.
We talked about death - about the human spirit, about
being ready to die and the afterlife.

I even wrote a very short poem, expanding upon the
Earlier sound delight "tepid lemonade."

Here is what came out:

"She sits,
Sipping tepid
Considers living

I rarely cease to be pleasantly surprised by the
path of my own accomplishment, with the most 
glimmering markers along the way being from
those times when I would have rather been inspecting
my navel than taking on a task that bore no tastiness at
first, but whose fruit became more fragrant and juicier 
than I ever could have imagined in the first place.

Otherwise my writing was a mishmash of to-do's and
possibilities and the promises from a fortune cookie
and a message to my brother and a bit of cheerleading
sing song mixed in with some dialogue from "Picnic."

The point is, I did it. I didn't want to do it. I didn't feel
like doing it. And now, my life - and yours - is changed
positively because of it.

There is something to contemplate. Wait - I need to 
Look over my shoulder. There it is, the gleaming
Path of my accomplishments. 

Mmmmm. It is a place of peace, satisfaction, gratitude
and humble joy. What do you see when you look 
over your shoulder?

Activate Your Passion.

Julie Jordan Scott is a Writer, Speaker, Success Coach, Actor,
Workshop Facilitator and Mother Extraordinaire who created
the DreamActivation program to ignite your dreams.
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