“True Pragmatics”:The Child Is Dead-Let it go,no sense weeping
Like every other human being, I have my troubles. Things I wanted and cannot have, things I don’t want but still have. Though annoying, I like to think it necessary to have these misfortunes. They remind me of my imperfections.
While I can rid myself of the things I do not want, I find my greatest irritant is that which I want and cannot have. The powerlessness in my inhibitions absolutely drives me nuts. Unable to hide my frustrations, my vulnerability has often been misconstrued. Many will share my sentiments, “No” is not an easy pill to swallow. You’d have to understand my background to know where I was coming from.
My mother, a very successful entrepreneur…very intelligent, has always had this drive to her. Hers was not an easy path, in my early years of life we struggled financially. We, my siblings and I, got to witness her grow from the ashes…from being penniless to experiencing success. As the oldest child, she allowed me a much more in depth view of how to carry out business. I am a daughter of a relentless woman. If I did not know better I would think her immortal. In getting business taken care of, my mother is a BEAST!!! Nobody mess with her, even her male counterparts revered her. A no-nonsense woman, lets just say her traits I desired to replicate.
I deeply admire individuals that produce an air about them, making the statement they know what they are doing and are not to be trifled with. Even more so when the “Yes I can” attitude is tempered the ability to be kind and merciful to others. I have met such individuals both male and female, sadly just a handful, but I must say…MUCH RESPECT!!! Numerous examples I taught me how to win, but nobody taught me how to lose. Maybe because failure was never offered as an option but it is inevitable. Every man/woman must experience failure. My question, after failure how do I succeed?