Third Time Lucky

The sky is grey this evening and vastly different from the hot summers day that graced us yesterday.

Wildlife is bountiful, although seemingly hiding a little today.

A rat, rather a handsome fellow (or maybe a lady) braves the garden early in the evening, running at speed from one side to the other, stopping briefly for cover in a small hedge.

I wonder where he’s going?

Last evening, I spotted him on what may have been his first attempt of the day to run the gauntlet and having spooked him, he turned back around super fast and scurried back the same way he came.

A few minutes later and on his second attempt, he made haste across the grass only to be spooked yet again by my husband walking out of the back door.

He promptly turned around and darted for the safety of the hedgerow.

Third time lucky and another few minutes later, he set off again with gust and determination, bypassing the safety place, running directly to his destination.

I smiled inside and sent him a virtual high five, for not giving up.

Has there ever been a time in your life when you’ve attempted to do something many times and even though there may have been difficulties along the way, you pushed through and made it to the other side?

If you have, then acknowledge yourself for doing a great job because you now have an internal pattern for success. Your mind knows how to do it, how to push through adversity, how to achieve the very thing that you desire.

You’ve just got to keep going, keep moving forward and you can apply this strategy to any area of your life, no matter how big or small the situation is!

I’ve fallen by the wayside many times in the past having used the self sabotage pattern to undermine my own success, as success (the kind of level that I believe I can achieve) means giving so much more of myself and that still scares me somewhat…

I have never ever let go of my dreams, just pushed them to the back of somewhere and I’m okay with that because it has enabled me to walk a necessary path.

Let’s face it… I don’t actually know how many attempts the rat made to get to where he wanted to be and what I know for sure is, that he made it to the other side.

Let’s meet each other on the other side of the hedgerow with gust and determination, bypassing that safety ‘comfort zone’ place arriving at our destination.

(and of course, I’m not suggesting that you are anything like a rat )

©All Rights Reserved – The boy in the chip shop 2019-20

Author: Michelle Denness

Wife, mother to three incredible kids and aspiring writer/poet. I am passionate about sharing personal stories to empower others and this space is for me to be open and free with my thoughts. This is my journey...

8 thoughts on “Third Time Lucky”

  1. Gust and determination! I just love that. I’m taking an online Book Launch Blueprint (with homework!). One of the assignments was to ask 10 friends and 10 acquaintances to jot down what they thought makes me “me,” watching for themes. Determination was one that came up often. Michelle, I think you share that same trait.

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    1. Oh Joy I think you are right. We continue on no matter what, even though at times it’s exhausting. I’m grateful that we are united in our determination 👩‍❤️‍💋‍👩


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