Michael Bluemling, Jr. | When Are We Really Sure of Ourselves?
Michael Bluemling, Jr., is a former Sergeant of Soldiers and author of "Bridging the Gap from Soldier to Civilian," who overcame abuse to become a success story, after his transition from soldier to civilian. He shares his insight with fellow veterans, to help them through this arduous process, successfully.
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When Are We Really Sure of Ourselves?

When Are We Really Sure of Ourselves?

As a builder who sets out to achieve the highest level of craftsmanship, we also journey out to meet the same standard as an artist would who is seeking perfection. One little misalignment and the complete body of work could be for nothing and reduced to literally rubbish. When we set a solid foundation and embrace the challenges ahead, we allow ourselves to dream of what could be on the horizon. This is a very exciting period of our lives as we truly believe that anything is possible. Stop and think for a second, what happens if our plan fails? What happens further, if we allow distraction to disengage us from reaching the vision we had for ourselves at our starting point?

Doubt and faith. Faith and doubt. There is always a concrete moment of strife where faith and doubt meet in a cross section of our lives and we are frozen in place, paralyzed, on what steps to take next. What path will we go down with the least amount of resistance to achieve prominence in this world. What areas of improvement must be focused on in order to break through definitively with a shimmering ray of certainty? In the end who doesn’t desire to be appreciated and valued for their work? Who would rather assume the worst and hope for the best as a means to the end?

The standard of excellence is a pendulum that is constantly swinging and throwing us off balance. Do we go left or do we go right? Do we listen to what a friend or colleague has to say as a suggestion or do we trust our judgment alone while staying course? The bottom line is that confidence breeds immortality. When we lack buoyancy we sink to the bottom of the ocean. We feel helpless and we start to panic. However, with faith we can withstand the storm and rise above in the face of adversity.

We become sure of ourselves through every event in our lives that has shaped us into the soul we are today. There are good days and there are bad days. There are moments of triumph and there are moments of failure. There are days we want to pull the covers over our heads and never get out of bed from grief. However, when we rise up and stick to our values we will gradually become the person we were meant to be. It is not the destination, but rather the journey that aligns the furnishings in our house to be both welcoming and stable for those who enter our inner circle of peace.

 

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