Thursday, February 18, 2016


Have you ever had a stump in your yard that you needed removed?
Now, I understand that, depending on where you live, this may not be something that has ever concerned you. But, for those of us that live in more rural areas, it's a fairly common occurrence.
There are several reasons that someone may end up with a stump in their yard or on their property. Someone may decide to clear out some trees and, instead of using a bulldozer to remove the tree - including the stump and the roots - they cut them down with a chainsaw and leave the stump. Sometimes, a tree may be rotten and actually fall over or, to keep that from happening, may be cut as mentioned in the last example. Lightning could strike a tree and kill it, which would require the tree - and stump - to be removed. There are many reasons but still one problem - THE STUMP!
There are almost as many "solutions" to this problem as there are reasons for it's existence in the first place. Some try to burn the stump in order to remove it. This takes a very long time, if it works at all. Remember, there are roots under that stump that may run several feet deep and out in all directions! Some try different types of chemicals that are supposed to kill the stump, including the roots but, again, this usually takes quite a long time to actually happen. Others will either rent a "diamond-cut saw" or hire someone that owns one of these to "chip away" at the stump in order to remove it. But, again, the problem of the root still remains. One of the most entertaining ways is for someone to put a chain around the stump and hook it on the back of a pickup with plans of "yanking it out" of the ground. The pickup, more often than not, usually loses this battle and often ends up with some sort of damage.
But, I'd say THE most entertaining, the QUICKEST and most EFFECTIVE way to remove a stump is to use some dynamite and simply BLOW THAT SUCKER UP! That's right...blow it up and remove it all at once.
So, what is it in YOUR life that has you "stumped"? What is it that is holding you back and preventing you from making the progress that you have planned for your life?
How long has this been going on? How long have you been attempting to "chip away" or try to resolve this issue by "attacking it" (not sure that this is really a true attack when approached this way) a little at a time?
Chances are - if you are really honest with yourself - you KNOW what the problem just may not want to admit it to anyone else. You may not even like to admit it to yourself, but you probably really know what it is.
Are you ready to, once and for all, "blow that sucker up" and remove it from your life? Hey listen, be sure to take a few minutes to listen to the podcast that goes along with this, o.k.? Seriously, you need to listen to it and be encouraged. (Just click one of the podcast links at the bottom).
Here's a few quotes from some graphics that I've posted on the FYU Fan Page over the past few days that may be of some encouragement to you in this process. This first is from Mark Cuban:

I also found this quote from Tony Robbins: "Stop being afraid of what could go wrong, and start being excited of what could go right."

Here's another, from Dave Ramsey, that basically sums up that definition of "insanity" (doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results):

 Then, here's this quote from Robert Allen: "Everything you want is just outside your comfort zone."

And, finally, this one from SUCCESS Magazine...

Take heart, friend! Don't give up! Do whatever it is you have to do to finally get past whatever it is that has you "stumped" and then move forward - WITH CONFIDENCE - knowing that you are moving close and closer to your goals and dreams!

Let me know if I can be of assistance and, until next time, whatever you do, always be sure to...

"Make it an AWESOME day! (Who else is going to do it for you?)"


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