The quiet voice
“Courage doesn’t always roar. Sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day, saying, ‘I will try again tomorrow.'” — Mary Ann Radmacher
Enthusiasm and motivation are wonderful, but can backfire on us if we rush in with good intentions and expect too much of ourselves when tackling a new project or difficult resolution. Forward motion is not always possible, and even when it does take place, it often is not apparent. At such times, it is vitally important that we remain patient with our own efforts. I hope today will be a wonderfully productive day for you, the sort of day when you knock out several bothersome things on your “to-do” list, or reach significant milestones en route to a larger goal. But if the day doesn’t go that way, I hope you will take a deep breath, honor your own efforts, and realize that Scarlett O’Hara was right about one thing: tomorrow is another day.
This post was first published seven years ago today. The original post and photo are linked, along with two other related posts, below.