Submarines and Tigers – How to Survive in 2013

What can I say about 2012 that hasn’t been said?…  A year of ultimate highs and soul destroying lows which I am thankful to survive.

But through it all there is a constant…the support of my family, and the support of my friends which means so much.

There is also the support of my much larger Cyber family, if I could cuddle everyone single one of my Facebook  and Twitter followers, believe me I would.

Who would have thought a wee outspoken lassie from Glasgow could say and do stuff that that many people would listen to.

I may not be eloquent in my writing and I think sometimes things only make sense to me but this is the journal of my life and you all know how I love to chat.

Today as I look forward to the year ahead I think of what has inspired me in recent days on the path forward into 2013.

Its a story of Submarines and tigers (in a roundabout way).

 

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A church service on Sunday was talking about Submarines, and christian life and how sometimes we can feel trapped through fear.

As a self employed business person we can sometimes feel the fear too, we can feel submerged and situations at times can appear dark and bleak.

But we need to basically put up our periscope and look to the horizon and beyond it, to the opportunities of our future and seize them.

If we feel the fear we need to face it head on and blast it with the torpedo of our dreams, let nothing and no one tell you that can’t.

Secondly, I am inspired by some pretty kick ass song lyrics.

Music plays a big part in my life, I can’t sing although I do try but I think we all do the hairbrush thing or turn up the tunes when everyone is out and dance around our kitchens!

Now I would never advocate violence (Rocky Soundtrack) but this song really says it all.

 

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Eye of the Tiger

Risin’ up back on the street
Did my time, took my chances
Went the distance now I’m back on my feet
Just a man and his will to survive
So many times, it happens too fast
You trade your passion for glory
Don’t lose your grip on the dreams of the past
You must fight just to keep them alive

(Chorus)
It’s the Eye of the Tiger
It’s the thrill of the fight
Rising up to the challenge of our rival
And the last known survivor
Stalks his prey in the night
And he’s watching us all
With the Eye of the Tiger

Face to face, out in the heat
Hangin’ tough, stayin’ hungry
They stack the odds till’ we take to the street
For we kill with the skill to survive

(Repeat Chorus)

Risin’ up straight to the top
Had the guts, got the glory
Went the distance, now I’m not gonna stop
Just a man and his will to survive

It’s the Eye of the Tiger
It’s the thrill of the fight
Rising up to the challenge of our rival
And the last known survivor
Stalks his prey in the night
And he’s watching us all
With the Eye of the Tiger

The Eye of the Tiger
The Eye of the Tiger
The Eye of the Tiger
The Eye of the Tiger

 

 

Every setback can feel like a punch in the guts, and striving can feel like a constant pounding to our soul  but we need to keep fighting to make it through, to survive.

We can never let those punches make us give up.

If we get knocked down, lying down lets those that hurt us win.

Getting back up is what makes us survivors.

We have to have the eye of the Tiger and love the thrill of the fight,  and that focus will help us be the best we can be in 2013.

 

Submarine Image Credit: http://naval-technology.com

Tiger Image Credit:  http://guardian.co.uk

Lyrics Credit: Songwriters: PETERIK, JAMES MICHAEL / SULLIVAN, FRANKIE M., III

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UK Wedding Blogger with an eclectic style based in Glasgow

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