Wednesday, November 05, 2008

A Chapter Closes

Funny thing about's that gorilla in the room that we can't ignore. It's a bad thing in some ways, but it can sure be good. After all, what else would we measure success against?

Failure is also not permanent. Imagine that?

Technically, we have to fail if we're ever going to make a "comeback", ya know?

Of course, anytime we cite "failure" in our lives, our supporters are quick to remind us of how much good we have going for us. And I'm really not going to delve into that philosophical debate now because I'm not calling myself a failure. I'm definitely not that. I'm just talking about looking directly at an aspect of my life where I am a failure.

And now it's time to do something about that.

I am saying gooodbye to some things in my life that I've done badly. I still have to do them, of course, but I'm now declaring it time to do it right. The three most important people in my life are dependent on me doing just that. I can't think of a better motivation than the well-being of the very reason I wake up in the morning.

I wasn't screwing up, so to speak. I was just doing things wrong, and now I've come to grip with the fact that simply doing something the same way for a very long time will not make one successful.

I know this is a little vague in regard to what I'm talking about. The specifics aren't important. I just need to make myself accountable, and there isn't a better group of people to hold myself accountable to than the folks who are kind enough to share their time with me here.

I'm going to turn things around. I have to. I have the brains to do it, and I most definitely have the will to do it.

Now I have a lot more people to answer to. That's a good thing.

More details will follow.

Wish me luck, and hold me accountable. I'm counting on that.


  1. I'll hold you accountable.

    I hope you find success in your endeavors. I'm so glad you have your priorities straight. ;-)

  2. I think reflection and correction is one of them best things one can do. It is really hard to examine what we are doing and admit there needs to be a change.
    I am here (ALWAYS) if you need someone to bounce things off of or to just vent!!

  3. You have a good attitude and a lot of insight. Insight to know that you want to change something, and a determined, and positive attitude, to believe and know that you can do it. Remain positive, work hard, lean on the Lord to help you up. You're going far!

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  4. Jimmy... I have no doubt that you could beat yourself up better than anyone I know. I'll hold you accountable for that too. Absolutely...go ahead and do things right. You should. Just don't expect perfection, it doesn't exist. We all fall down. Don't kick yourself while you are there...just get back up.

    By the way...I tagged you.

  5. Being accountable for one's actions is what makes you an adult, a mature, responsible, productive adult.

    I'm admittedly curious what brought this on, but you know I support you Jimmy. You're a good man. And with that said, I also acknowledge we can all use some self improvement.

    You know what's right in your heart, I have no doubt of that.

    Be accountable. Self accountability is a rarity these days. Good luck. :o)

  6. Jimmy
    You are well on the way to new found success. Realizing that there is a problem and then identifying what that problem really is is over half the battle. I've always had faith in you and I always will. Good luck, my friend.

  7. I'm sending some good vibes to aid in your successful "comeback".
    The amazing thing about sharing your life with your readers, is the support that comes your way. my opinion!
    :) Leigh


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