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
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:
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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