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Go on Anyway

Go on Anyway

“Do not let the fact that things are not made for you, that conditions are not as they should be, stop you. Go on anyway. Everything depends on those who go on anyway.” — Robert Henri

This is the quote of the day, or well the week for me lately. Sometimes words can help you find the courage to go on anyway, to be willing to come back again and again. I realized today as I continued to struggle with maintaining a positive mindset to the challenges in running a small business, that really if I could just apply the hard won lessons of how to sustain a relationship to my work, it might feel totally new.

Learning how to stay when things are difficult in families is great practice for working though obstacles to other dreams. In the same way that I would never think of leaving my family, even at the most painful of moments, I long to have that same whole-heartedness for my work.

A lot of us live with one foot out the door in some area of our life whether it be personal or professional. The thought dancing behind every set back, I don’t have to stay with this, I could be happier if I just… For me these thoughts don’t happen much with my partner or my family anymore. But they are a reoccurring theme for my dreams of building a meaningful love business. I also remember the years that it was true in my marriage, that as long as you keep one foot out the door, a safety escape if you will, you never fully give yourself to the process which can take you to the other side. To succeed, to sustain requires 100%. Doubt is not a leader.

And yet for not being a leader, doubt surely leads many of us away from our real desires and our sense of purpose. I think we don’t realize how we are all on the verge of making the slight changes in our life that would make all the difference. We are not quiet long enough to hear the truth about how much courage we actually have to get up and start at it again.

Wendy Strgar, the owner and founder of Good Clean Love, manufacturer of all natural love and intimacy products. She is a sex educator focusing on “Making Love Sustainable,” a green philosophy of relationships which teaches the importance of valuing the renewable resources of love and family. She has learned that physical intimacy is an important component of sustaining healthy loving relationships through her own marriage of over 25 years.

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Wendy Strgar

Wendy Strgar, founder and CEO of Good Clean Love, is a loveologist who writes and lectures on Making Love Sustainable, a green philosophy of relationships which teaches the importance of valuing the renewable resources of love, intimacy and family.  In her new book, Love that Works: A Guide to Enduring Intimacy,  she tackles the challenging issues of sustaining relationships and healthy intimacy with an authentic and disarming style and simple yet innovative adviceIt has been called "the essential guide for relationships."  The book is available on ebook.  Wendy has been married for 27 years to her husband, a psychiatrist, and lives with their four children ages 13- 22 in the beautiful Pacific Northwest.


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1:02AM PDT on Oct 31, 2011

thank you for this article :)

7:28PM PDT on May 27, 2011

Thank you again Wendy!

2:04AM PST on Feb 23, 2010

thank you

3:55AM PST on Dec 5, 2009

Great.. We should try our best to achieve our goals..

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9:49AM PDT on May 19, 2009

Very true and honest...Its always easier to give up, then be fully committed through the rough times...But I too believe rewards come in the end.

10:18AM PDT on Apr 7, 2009

Great thought, thanks! I just forwarded on to friends and family.

6:04PM PDT on Apr 6, 2009

I guess you're talking about the "C" word: commitment. You're right, sometimes we think about giving up, but when we go on we find nice surprises awaiting us.

4:13PM PDT on Apr 6, 2009

Good quote. I watch a show on TLC that is about Little people. I am constantly in awe of the Mother and Father and one of the sons. The world is not made for them and it is so difficult to do what the average person must do every day just to survive. But they never give up. They get a stool, they find a new way to do it, but they never give up. They have raised four children, three are normal size, one is little like them and they never let things get them down. This is not a family of doubters but a family of believers. They are an inspiration for me. Did I mention the Father is also on crutches. Amazing family. I've learned a lot.

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