“Don’t be distracted by criticism. Remember-the only taste of success some people have is when they take a bite out of you.” ~Zig Ziglar
I believe everyone has moments of defeat. Recently I threw in the towel to life. Sadly, for months I buried my head within the pillows of my old worn and comfortable couch. Without taking a vote from everything that makes me Annette my spirit said, “That’s it I’m done!”
As the most important part of me walked out the door for a much-needed rest my work continued to demand my attention. Attention I didn’t have to complete each task that generate income.
Can you say, “overload.” I was over my head and without knowledge to aid me in moving forwards. I was lost. Worse, yet, I have no one in my circle to help me navigate through the rough waters. And the demands of my family seemed unfair, unwarranted, unreasonable, and most of all lacked understanding. I became pissed!
I was pissed at God! I was pissed at me! I was pissed with my husband! I was upset with my children that came across as ungrateful! I was upset with my grand-daughter’s mom! I was upset with my aunt! I was upset with the world! I felt I had been dealt a bad hand! I wanted to give up! But something deep within kept saying “keep going.”
Today I woke up with a new frame of mind. Professionally I am scared to see if I have disgruntled emails from clients that have paid for my services they have not received. I must brave the day. I must redeem my efforts on becoming an excellent business woman; therefore, I will write an email of apology to my clients and give them dates they can expect the products ordered, but most of all I must find a way to overcome this moment of defeat.
Part of Speech: noun
Meaning: one who fears strangers of foreigners
Word Usage: Alice is such a XENOPHOBE that she won’t even eat foreign food. (GRE Vocabulary Flashcards)