The Tough Fights

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Yep, I’m back.  I bet some of you were worried that I had been taken out by some of the people I may have pissed off in the last blog.

For those of you who didn’t read the last blog I talked about people who struggled with negative thinking.

This was not a shot at people who tended to have a different tint on life than me.  I was just opining about how I didn’t understand.

The reality is, it is very easy for anyone (especially me) to blather about and have opinions on things that they don’t struggle with.
But we all struggle with something.  It can be anything… negativity, insensitivity, arrogance, denial, low self-esteem, doubt, passivity, aggressiveness… choose your own poison.

The point is that it’s very easy for someone for whom a particular thing isn’t a struggle to be very casual and flippant about the other person’s struggles.

Just so you know, I wasn’t being flippant about negativity.  I just don’t understand it.

There are things about me and things that I struggle with that other people can’t understand and be tempted to say… get over it.
Most of you who have read my blog for any length of time know that I have struggled with worrying too much about what people think.

It is one of many reasons why I started this blog.  I put myself out to the world, say my piece and not worry about what people think.

This whole “worrying what people think” has hindered me and has been a pain in the ass.

I do pretty well now but it still rears its ugly head.  I don’t choose to feel this way any more than a person chooses to be negative.
It’s very easy for the person who could care less what other people think say… just stop feeling being that way, don’t worry what people think.

Oh sure, easy for you to say.  Because it’s easy for them doesn’t mean it’s easy for me.

I ran across this video a few years ago that is terrific.  A favorite.

First, there is a lot of truth to it but it also shows how easy it is to just tell someone to just stop doing the thing that hinders them.
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STOP it!

That’s easy for me to say about people who tend to think negatively.

Whatever the issue is that hinders us we must face it, work on it and eventually wrestle that gorilla to the ground.

Take it from me, just because you wrestled that gorilla to the ground doesn’t mean it won’t fight back to get free.  You have to keep your foot on its neck.

So, to all those reading this today I hope you aren’t feeling negative about my blog.  And if you are I will try not to worry about what you think.

See you Monday.

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