It's an opportunity to make different choices about our life...

Therefore the following verse is for anyone who feels stuck!

-- For anyone who is struggling...

-- Over-thinking it

-- Trying too hard

-- Getting frustrated

-- Beating yourself up (for whatever reason)

-- Resisting change

-- Unaware that there is always another way

Or simply, a piece of wisdom to recall any time you find yourself in an unwanted situation.

“I walk down the street.

There is a deep hole in the sidewalk.

I fall in.

I am lost... I am helpless.

It isn't my fault.

It takes forever to find a way out.

I walk down the same street.

There is a deep hole in the sidewalk.

I pretend I don't see it.

I fall in again.

I can't believe I am in the same place.

But, it isn't my fault.

It still takes me a long time to get out.

I walk down the same street.

There is a deep hole in the sidewalk.

I see it is there.

I still fall in. It's a habit.

My eyes are open.

I know where I am.

It is my fault. I get out immediately.

I walk down the same street.

There is a deep hole in the sidewalk.

I walk around it.

I walk down another street.”

-- Portia Nelson. There’s a whole in my sidewalk: The Romance of Self Discovery.


Wealthy Affiliate is more than an education platform to grow your business. It is a catalyst for personal change... to challenge our beliefs of self-worth... to challenge our beliefs around success and achievement... to show us the power of giving back... and much, much more.

It provides us an opportunity to realize there is always another road to travel... to get ourselves out of a rut... and to live the life that is and has always been intended for us, if we will just let it in.

Friends... ... How might this help you today?

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LondonLeigh Premium
Thank you Janice. It's very true.
All the best,
Brandon
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janicebowles Premium
Thanks Brandon! :)
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KatieMac Premium
love the post and WA is a great program
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janicebowles Premium
Thanks Katie, is sure is! :)
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mama2karsten Premium
Wonderful Thoughts and expressions. Thank You for sharing them with all of us. :))
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janicebowles Premium
You're welcome Julie and thank you for your comments :)
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kholmes Premium
Excellent Janice I love it! :))
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janicebowles Premium
Thank you Kim, glad you love it :)
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kholmes Premium
Your welcome! :)
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Kathy331 Premium
Love this, very inspirational, thanks for sharing. :)
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janicebowles Premium
Oh excellent! Thanks Kathy :)
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jilly6 Premium
Well said. That's always a good reminder. Thanks. Donna
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janicebowles Premium
Thanks Jilly and you're welcome :)
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Davidjardine Premium
Great post, thanks for sharing
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janicebowles Premium
You're welcome David, thanks for commenting :)
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JewelCarol Premium
Thanks for sharing, I like the nice pictures . It is true that Wealthy Affiliate is more than an education platform. We have to keep learning, non-stop... :)
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janicebowles Premium
You're welcome. Learning is so beneficial to our mental well being. The pics are great aren't they, esp the animals!
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skc Premium
Nice post...there's a nice Buddhist talk that uses this as an analogy regarding our repetitive and dysfunctional thinking.
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janicebowles Premium
Ah! I haven't heard that Buddhist talk Shawn... I'd love to hear it. Thank you. :)
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janicebowles Premium
Oh thank you so much... downloading it now! :))
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skc Premium
Great. Plenty more from her and others at http://dharmaseed.org/
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janicebowles Premium
Ooo thanks Shawn I have bookmarked! :)
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ar20746 Premium
I love poetry. :)
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janicebowles Premium
Hi Joze, it's a memorable piece isn't it? :)
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ar20746 Premium
Yes. Could be our WA-anthem. :)
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janicebowles Premium
Like it! :)
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Loes Premium
Hi Janice, come to think about the film Groundhog Day with Bil Murray :) thanks for sharing, Loes
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janicebowles Premium
I have to confess Loes it's a film I haven't watched but will do so now as you have piqued my curiosity! :)
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tribe82 Premium
I like your post. Overcoming obstacles is not always the easiest thing to do. Yet, if we are honest, and are able to self examine, we too will realize we walk into the same traps over and over again. The good news is, we can learn new behavior that will result in more positive outcomes (like working a program at WA!).

Thanks for the reminder to take another path and avoid the pitfalls we have so easily been ensnared by.....
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janicebowles Premium
Well said Bob! It's common to all yet it's how we learn. Thank you for that. :)
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Sui_generis Premium
WOW. Couldn't have said it better myself, Janice. I love it. ~Debbi
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janicebowles Premium
You're welcome Debbie, glad you enjoyed it :)
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dhayman Premium
It's a hard thing to realize you are using a bad habit as an excuse to fail. It's a great thing when you learn to break that habit.
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janicebowles Premium
The magic is in the realization that you are using a 'bad' habit to fail. I believe it's the awareness that takes you 80% towards positive change. (The paradigm shift effect).
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felgue549 Premium
Very good Post, Janice! I found it so useful, that Without Attribution by name, I "quoted your last 2 paragraphs ...know the ones immediately after the friendly being carrying all his friends on his back? Take care, Janice and for giving me the inspiration, I am following from this day forward.
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janicebowles Premium
That's lovely Felix, thank you. It thrills me to think I been a catalyst for some inspiration.
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x1268x Premium
100% Agree:)) Thanks for sharing.
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janicebowles Premium
You're welcome thanks Daniel :))
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hildacbg Premium
Beautiful words of wisdom. WA really offers us the opportunity and the means to use our gifts and talents and to hone our skills. It helps us understand that the more we give , the more we have. Blessings!
Hilda
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janicebowles Premium
Beautifully said Hilda, thank you. Blessings to you!
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CarlaIves Premium
I firmly believe this. It has changed a lot more than my website building knowledge. It's opened up my thought processes about what's possible. That's a big part of the beauty of WA!
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janicebowles Premium
Indeed it has and does Carla. If you asked many people, "Do they feel happier since being a part of WA," I would guess a large majority would say, "Yes."
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CarlaIves Premium
I agree! I know I am!
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apache1 Premium
Wow Beautifully illustrated, beautifully presented, all created by a beautiful Angel.

Well done Janice you are so right Wealthy Affiliate has become much more that the education platform involving your business. As we know you look after your customers and they will look after you.

There is no doubt will have many wonderful customers taking care of you.

You are and always have been a talented person that I have looked up to since we both started around the same time you have about an extra week on me.
Be extremely proud of your achievements as we are of you. Janice.
Take care
Andre
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janicebowles Premium
Oh Andre, that's so touching! Thank you my friend and your words will stay with me and give me a warm smile from within.

I have never been happier than I am being a part of this truly amazing community because don't you just feel that generosity of spirit in the way we communicate with each other? That's not always an easy thing to do in written word.

I'm so thrilled to know you Andre and your words here today mean so much. Thank you :)
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apache1 Premium
You are welcome Janice and at times it can be difficulty to express fully words that came from spirit. However know you have not been forgotten in spirit and you are being guided with each step you take.
Take care
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janicebowles Premium
It [spirit] is always there for us even when we cannot hear or feel it. I feel my connection most of the time and it was certainly there when I wrote this post! :)
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apache1 Premium
Yes this is true spirit will always be there for you and when you ask you will receive.
In the light
Namaste
Thank you
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mlshands Premium
I haven't been this motivated to create something in a long time. I have so much personal expression in the creation of my site. I feel surrounded by support and I want to give mine as well. This isn't about money yet, because I have no idea if or when that will happen. It's about expanding my knowledge base and becoming an expert in an area I am passionate about.
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janicebowles Premium
Gosh Melanie you are so right and it's such an important point to make. When you (one) relax on focusing on the money that's when the magic happens.

I always recall Richard Branson saying that he never focused on the money as most successful entrepreneurs don't. Instead it becomes more about the journey, the thrill of the journey, self expression and changing lives.

Of course it's only natural to be thinking of money when you need it but as you so eloquently said, it's about personal expression and creation, and that's what WA seems to magically draw out of you. :)
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DanMaxwellJr Premium
I don't think there's ever been a time where I've come to place such a high premium on giving back as i the last two months. And Wealthy Affiliate, though not entirely responsible, has DEFINITELY contributed to that shift in paradigm for me
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janicebowles Premium
It's great isn't it Ken that this is something I think most people really want to do yet don't always know how! WA provides the means for us to do that and doesn't it feel good!
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