Dont’ Give up … ever.

by on July 11, 2010

Well, here we are … Day 28 of this 30 Day Challenge and I have to say, I’m amazed.

(bet you’re wondering about Sir Winston over here – all will be revealed, dahlings.)

It’s gone by relatively quickly. I’ve gotten into a habit, I suppose, and they say that you need to do something for 21 consecutive days to make a habit stick.

And for the most part, it was fairly easy. But they say it takes 21 days to form a habit, so it was ironic that it was on day 22 that the proverbial wheels fell off my blogging bus.

And the pathetic thing was ~ it wasn’t even about blogging. It was about ME, my goddess-ness and the fact that despite six months of spreading the gospel of Finding your Inner Goddess, I seemed to be making no headway.

*Cue sound of crickets*

And I blame daily blogging for the tsunami of self doubt that swept over me. Under that kind of intense scrutiny, your thoughts, your passions, your whole Reason for doing all this stuff in the first place had better be rock-solid or it’ll melt in the glare of public attention.

I had one little negative reaction from someone I don’t even know (sounds so lame now, I know) and I wilted. All confidence in what I was doing drained away and I was left questioning the very things that I believed so fervently the day before.

Has this happened to you?

One moment you’re brimming with confidence and the world’s at your feet, and the next minute one small needle of criticism finds the chink in your armour and you deflate to a weepy puddle of uselessness.

But 21 days do indeed a habit form, and despite the screaming naysayers in my head … I wrote. Or rather I video’d.

And what better to talk about than the crap I was swimming through?

But here’s the difference.

This time, I went looking for a reason Not to Give up, to keep believing in myself and my goddess-ness and the ability for each and every woman to claim that same goddess-ness for herself.

And it arrived.

In posts on Facebook; in comments on the blog; in private messages and public shout-outs. I even inspired a new blog.

And this goddess knows – finally KNOWS – that she is on the right track.

I am here to tell you ~ You ARE a goddess.

You have the ability within in you to craft and embrace the life of your dreams.

And it’s my passion, my Mission, to help you do so in any way I can.

I intend to be your cheerleader; your coach; your guide and if necessary your drill sergeant and official butt-kicker.

So make sure you’ve opted in so that you’re on my list ~ and buckle up.

It’s likely to be a gloriously bumpy ride!

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{ 10 comments… read them below or add one }

Michelle July 11, 2010 at 11:24 pm

I will look forward to getting my butt officially kicked. It sure does need it from time to time. Bring it on sister! Mxx


Kimberly Castleberry@Social Media for Beginners July 12, 2010 at 1:42 am

You are positively radiant when you let your light shine girlfriend! Thank you for being my friend, confidante, sister, mentor, and beautiful reflection of my own light!


Bring it on!
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JoAnn Donahue July 12, 2010 at 7:03 am

It’s said that you can’t say the right thing to the wrong person..
So when the wrong person hears your RIGHT message it is just
one more way for you to know that person isn’t worth your time.
It’s like having your own crystal ball.. 😉

a little bird told me you got an e-mail…Yes?

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Jackie Schwabe July 12, 2010 at 11:39 am

I am SO PROUD of you Goddess! Let the butt kicking being!
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Holly July 12, 2010 at 12:53 pm

Congratulations Goddess!!! I am so excited to hear you are back and at it!! It is amazing what we must learn to get the butt kicking that we need!! You have an incredible presence and now that you KNOW, you can get out there and kick some butt! I am with you on the gloriously bumpy road!! Thanks so much for sharing! Never give up!!
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Melissa Lasko July 13, 2010 at 11:29 am

All I can say, from the bottom of my often quivering, scared, tenative little heart, is (1) YOU ROCK — thank goodness you have the courage and conviction to continue to let your Goddess-ness shine through! and (2) thanks much for the mention. 🙂


Venus :) July 14, 2010 at 11:19 am

Dear Goddess Jacqui,

Thank you for your honesty.
You already are glorious the moment you take responsibility and you are.

Thank you for the inspiration.
Success is yours,
Venus 🙂
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Miguel@Free Itunes Codes September 3, 2010 at 3:44 am

Yes that has happened to me far to many times to recall each one. I am glad you decided not to give up like I have before. Now I am more inspired to not give up with my future success goals. Thanks Goddess.



Jacqueline Gates September 3, 2010 at 2:45 pm

You’re welcome, Miguel.


Mark Testa@california sell my house November 17, 2011 at 8:59 pm

People say that we should ignore and not pay attention to what other people are saying about us. The fact is, there are times that we do get affected by some comments and begin to doubt ourselves. I don’t think it’ll help to ignore this feeling, rather it would be much better if we embrace it and then move on. The quicker we can get ourselves to embrace those negative feelings the sooner we can acknowledge the fact that it’s alright, that it’s normal.


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