I accepted challenging suggestions made by the group of women whom I admire and regard highly. I even began attempting the tasks with some enthusiasm despite my initial and immediate knee jerk resistance. After all, these successful women listened to me and generously gave me good ideas from their experience.
- I am lazy and nonproductive when it comes to doing things that I don't like or that are of no interest to me. Which means I must like and care about what I'm doing, especially since my intent is to create a living. Only then is there hope to pursue it with a dedication that will last. Working for a number doesn't work for me.
- I am stubborn about doing things in my own way and in my own time. I must honor the fact that my way, at it's best, is usually simple and easy, not complicated and hard; beautiful and inspiring rather than gritty and cutting edge.
- Indeed my own time is often slow and plodding, allowing for numerous, wondrous distractions including my precious family. I must be content to work at my own pace, and (gulp) not compare my race to any other.
- I've also concluded (this was kind of surprising) that I can be rebellious even to my own authority and will resolutely endure self punishment when I'm being untrue to myself! I must consider myself valuable and notice when I'm not.