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Wednesday, April 8, 2020

Get Going ( #AtoZChallenge & #BOTB Results )

Great things can happen when we set our minds to the mission at hand and get going!  Bad things can happen as well, but who the heck sets out for that to happen.  We only fail if we have not tried and if we don't try we can never win...

Get Going

       Getting the momentum when you've gotten a good start is a matter of physics even when it's a metaphorical movement.  Starting can be difficult when motivation is not strong or we are overcome with the perceived obstacles that we think lie ahead.  Obstacles be damned!  If we're going to get anything done then we have to just jump in and do what needs to be done.

         I'm not advocating reckless behavior or making not well-thought out decisions, but once the pros and cons and the things that might stand in the way of success have been calculated and weighed out then we should take steps to move forward.  The first plan of any action is to get going.

         It's true that I've been a dreamer all my life, but often I've been a dreamer with no action or drive to accomplish what I've dreamed.  I probably need a good swift kick sometimes while at other times I just need the support that will help me reach my destination.

           Gotta get going!  You, me, and all of us.  Without a move we ain't going nowhere.

  Battle of the Band Results

          Though not an absolute disaster this Battle outcome was very lopsided with the majority in agreement with me that The Ramones are not the best rock and roll band around.  I'd probably never buy one of their albums and like most of the voters in this round I preferred the cleaner less raucous sound of Ola and the Janglers.

           Thank you to all who voted.  A to Z always gives my contests a boost in votes--especially when the Battle falls on the same day as opening day of A to Z plus another posting of the Insecure Writer's Support Group.  Perfect blogging storms can have a fruitful outcome.

Final Vote Tally

The Ramones                      6

Ola and the Janglers         18

Next Battle on Wednesday April 15th!

        Until then there are posts every day (except Sundays).  Stay with me for more A to Z posts.  I'm trying to keep them short for the most part both for your reading comfort and to accommodate my own laziness.  Now time to rest a while.

  What typically motivates you to act on a dream?   Do you think failure is mainly a result of faulty planning or adverse circumstances or something else?    Where would you like to go in the year to come?


  1. Kinda hard to get going right now. Desire to do so wars with the fact that I'm 'increased risk' and have to communicate mainly online.

  2. Quite a blowout, LEE. Although, to be honest, The Ramones still managed to get way more votes than I thought possible.

    Nice turnout, which only added to the lopsidedness of it, I suppose.

    See ya next time.

    ~ D-FensDogG

  3. I picked the winner this time.
    I need deadlines looming over my head. That motivates me.

  4. I'm going to make my husband read this. He's in a bad funk right now. He's 62 & feels worthless. He used to be a great musician until the band folded. He use to have a job, but when I took sick he took an early retirement to take care of me. He has no hobbies, he needs to find something to do that he likes... like a hobby or something. I hate seeing him this way. Oh well, sorry, but thanks for this Post and I surely hopes it helps! Have a great day my new friend. hugs Stay healthy, Stay busy and Stay home!!!

  5. Deadlines are what get me going, too.

  6. Some of us roll out of bed, pick ourselves of the floor and stunble to the bathroom pee, washup and get going

  7. I have followed a number of my dreams. Some came to a crashing halt. The rest is wait and see.

  8. I have followed my dreams and, when I truly wanted it bad enough, I achieved it. It didn’t happen overnight and some took years but it happened. Sometimes we fail because we are impatient and want it right away and we are not willing to sacrifice to achieve the goal.

  9. Lee,

    My dreams of getting into a new home hasn't happened yet but it's not because I'm not following my dreams. It's a matter of circumstances of trying to find the perfect place. We don't want to buy unless it's a place we're absolutely nuts over. At this stage in the game, it's gotta be we love the place because we don't want to move again. I hope before the year is over despite the COVID-19 curve ball we've all been thrown that we'll find our dream house before 2021. Thanks for sharing the battle results. Excellent turn out,too. My pick wins in this round. Yay!


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