Pick yourself up, Dust Yourself Off and Start Again!

Pick yourself up, Dust Yourself Off and Start Again!

Many people ask me how I managed to get my life back together when it was once, admittedly, disastrous. My late mother’s voice lingers in my mind – “Pick yourself Up, Dust Yourself off and start again”.  She said it to me so many times over the years as challenge was put in front of me. Looking back now I was like a little Mohammad Ali. Life knocked me down and I bounced back. Call it my Mayo GAA football genes or a stroke of not knowing any better, I just wouldn’t give up – not with my mother’s encouraging words in my head. Was it hard at times? Absolutely! In fact, it was hell at times. I cried, I bawled, I got angry, I had outbursts but little by little I kept fighting. And I got stronger each time. It would have been so much easier to give up but you know what, giving up means being defeated. I will never be defeated by anything or anyone for as long as I live. I made that decision consciously some years ago and I’m sticking to it. I highly recommend you make a similar decision. It feels and is empowering!

When we decide to rise above challenge, to put our energy into something good instead of bad, amazing things happen. Character develops, understanding deepens and awareness becomes more refined. You quickly learn who and what to give time to and who and what to weed out. Treasure your life and do not give one moment of your beautiful energy to anyone or anything negative.

Pick yourself up, dust yourself off and start again, if you have to BUT never be defeated. Make the decision now to be the best you can be regardless of any challenge, commit to it and stick with it! You deserve the best!

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