Captain’s Log 5,861
I ran across this book again yesterday at Barnes & Noble.
The ongoing symbol of my struggles
I am happy to announce that the Confederacy has been replaced with……
It’s a whole new world. It just goes to prove that even when things seem impossible, it’s still important to stand up for what you believe in – stand your ground. Don’t be an ass, but don’t quake and be a wimp either.
So I start my week with this…..
I drew a line in the sand and said NO MORE! Not now. Not ever to me or anyone in the realm. Ever. My voice was heard. And yes, there are those who think I was wrong for making such a clatter. There are those who have taken up their tents and moved to another place in the forest. That is fine. I learned a long time ago that it’s quite okay to let people go. It’s quite okay to have people not like you. It’s their loss. It’s their fear they choose – to live small and confined in a world they feel they can control. Fine. I bless them and let them go. Freely. I just don’t ever want them to come back into my life.
I also learned that loyalty is not something you demand. It’s something you command – and you can only command something once you have it. Leadership is tough. It can be lonely and disheartening. It takes patience and the willingness to be wrong. It means embracing your failure and not letting failure define you.
It also means being willing to surrender and walk away from something even if you think it means the world to you. That is all fleeting and the pain leaves over time. We survive. We adapt. We grow new wings and rise from the ashes of disappointment and rejection. We never know how strong we are until we are tested.