Are You a Diamond in the Rough?

Last Update: June 28, 2018

BRING OUT YOUR SHINE!

Diamond in the Rough: Someone that has hidden outstanding characteristics and future capabilities, but lacks the finishing touches to make them genuinely stand out from the crowd.

You may have exceptional characteristics and great future potential, but you keep them hidden. Well, it's time to BRING THEM OUT!

Do you lack that special something that would make you become noticed? If so, you are what is know as A Diamond in the Rough. Your sparkle is hidden in the high grass, like in the rough on a golf course, where nobody can see you shine!

Do you leave your boots in the closet, or polish them up to wear? Show off like your shiny new boots!

SETTING UP FOR A FABULOUS LIFE.

You are more that able to produce a wonderful future for yourself--all the signs are there! However, in order to succeed, you need to bring your best out and let it shine for the whole world to see. Don't stand dormant to the possibilities of the future, but step out and make them happen! You are MORE THAN CAPABLE of being in the limelight of your life!

Rise up out of that rough and stand bright in the spotlight. This is your life!

Erin:!

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KatieMac Premium
Nice post Erin I believe we are all diamonds in the rough till we take that step to polish ourselves up...
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herinnelson Premium
Yes, it is all about choices!
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amyr2017 Premium
The story of my life, in some ways --- thanks for another great post!
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herinnelson Premium
Reach out to your full potential---you have it in you!
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CarolMeador Premium
Great post, Erin. I know sometimes I am definitely hiding in the rough, especially when I am having a fibro attack. I just don't have the energy to care, much less do anything about it then! But I have received nice comments about my website, and that helps the sparkle come to light at times. Thanks for the reminder to get out of the shadows and shine! Carol
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herinnelson Premium
I'm rooting for you, Carol! You GO!
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CarolMeador Premium
Thanks, Erin.
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herinnelson Premium
:))))!
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dlinz Premium
thks for sharing..you just movitvated me
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herinnelson Premium
Then, I did my work well!
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bigrog44 Premium
Thanks for sharing, Erin.
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herinnelson Premium
You're welcome, Rog! :)!
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SydneyMac Premium
Great motivation reminder, thank you!
Sydney
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herinnelson Premium
Thanks, Sydney! So glad you came by to be motivated!
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StevenRinker Premium
I'm still feeling like a lump of coal that is ready to burst into a diamond!

Work! WOrk! WORK! I'll get there!
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herinnelson Premium
Yes, you WILL! Glad to see you here, Steven! :))))!
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marmar463 Premium
Great post and you are right there is a lot of us that are diamonds in the rough. I just don't consider myself in that category on because this is still fairly new to me and I just am working hard and being persistent and determined to succeed.
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herinnelson Premium
You are shining as we speak!
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marmar463 Premium
Thank you so much for that I really appreciate that so very much
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ElaineSmith1 Premium
You would make a great motivation speaker but I don't want to loose you here.

Tried and true

Elaine
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herinnelson Premium
Awwww, what a nice compliment, Elaine! Thanks! I've done quite a few speaking events. :)!
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dchapman3 Premium
Once again Erin, great motivation as we move forward in our WA experiment!
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herinnelson Premium
Thanks, D! Best of everything to you!
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edensbox Premium
Thank you for this! I really needed to hear that.
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herinnelson Premium
I'm so happy you did! Thanks for coming by to be enlightened!
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clarerubel Premium
I highly agree. Thanks for the reminder.

It’s best not to worry or be too concerned about what others might think of you. Many people have this, but may not realize it. It’s like they leave their talents waiting in the wings. Waiting for someone or something to validate them before they step out.

I am not as such, but I notice it-that creeping feeling- usually, when I ‘m new at something; when I ‘m just starting out. It’s an unnecessary feeling, so I shrug it off.

I think many people dwell on itheir “feelings”. It’s too bad because It allows a person to stop themself. It gives then an excuse. I never give feelings that much credence. They are from yesteryear and that’s where they’ll stay.
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herinnelson Premium
Yes! EXACTLY, Clare!! I love this reply of yours! So deep and meaningful that I'll bet many of us share. Thanks for your explicit comment, girl!
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sglandry Premium
Nice thought
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herinnelson Premium
Thanks for stopping by! Happy to connect with you!
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1signbanner Premium
Thank you Erin it's certainly inspirational!

Frank
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herinnelson Premium
Hey Frank! Thanks!
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1Summer Premium
Thanks Erin...an encouraging word is sometimes just what the doctor ordered!
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herinnelson Premium
Ahhh, yes! :)!
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Happy2Learn Premium
Thanks Erin. Cheers
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herinnelson Premium
You're welcome! Cheers!
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davehayes Premium
Good post, with interesting comments, that many here will rleate to I'm sure
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herinnelson Premium
I appreciate that, Dave!
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davehayes Premium
Youir welcome
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herinnelson Premium
:)!
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buffetearns Premium
A story about me and Daisy!

Wayne
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herinnelson Premium
Smarty pants!
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buffetearns Premium
I used to collect Saudi Desert Diamonds and some friends have them polished up and made into jewelry!

Quite a great way to spend a weekend in the isolated desert, partying, camping out and looking for diamonds!

All my diamonds are in the UK still in the form of stones - ready to be formed into polished diamonds!

Knowing my luck, I have probably found real diamonds worth millions and not the Saudi ones worth nothing!!

Darn it!
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herinnelson Premium
You amaze me!
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KarenHinkle Premium
Very Inspirational. Thank you Erin.
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herinnelson Premium
You're quite welcome, my dear! :)! xo
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PinkCreative Premium
Great stuff! Yes I am a diamond in the rough.
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herinnelson Premium
Get out there and sparkle!
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DavidCToone Premium
A very inspirational and motivating post.
Thanks
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herinnelson Premium
My pleasure, David! Happy to connect with you!
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