"I have learned over the years that when one's mind is made up, this diminishes fear." Rosa Parks
One of the things I love the most about blogging and about Twitter, is the interesting, relevant new things I learn!
Entrepreneur Chick has over one thousand followers on Twitter now- and I want you to know that they are not numbers on a page to me. When they come to me to follow me, I read them- I want to know where their head is, what kind of interests they have, are they legitimate? (I stupidly clicked on a woman who says she's a "very nice girl" - oops. She had a sex cam. M'bad.) Are they a service I could possibly use? Do we have common ground? And so forth.
The above quote was posted by Quaker Quotes- I notice they have over fourteen thousand people following them, with good reason! If you do not have Twitter, do get it because it's what's happening now. And once you get Twitter, I think you'd enjoy following them.
That said- this quote greatly resonated with me.
"I have learned over the years that when one's mind is made up, this diminishes fear."
Rosa was certainly not a do-as-I-say-but-not-as-I-do type of person. Can't you imagine her with that same steely resolve when she plopped herself down on that bus where she wasn't supposed to?
You freakin' GO GIRL!
I have great respect for someone who won't be pushed around. Rosa was just one person and looked what happened.
Abraham Lincoln once commented to Harriet Beecher Stowe; author of "Uncle Tom's Cabin", "So you're the little lady who started this big war!"
There's a book I like but have not read yet- "The Power to Influence Anything." Don't you think the title alone is enough to just encourage the pants right off you?!
Once you make up your mind to do a business; sure, it can be a leetle scary. But see? You made up your mind. What would Rosa tell you that does?
All kinds of amazing things can happen when you make your mind up. I know. I made my mind up and I am no where near that co-dependent, what-should-I-do-now? unattractively sniffling little cowering chick I was ten years ago. In fact, I'm fierce, baby!