Too Many Goals That Haven’t Been Met (this poem has 3 John Mayer quotes…)

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Too many goals that haven’t been met
Too many words that haven’t been said
Too many times that I’ve fallen short
Too many dreams that I’ve had to abort

I count myself grateful to have aspirations
But confines of time and energy cause frustration
How can I be most strategic? What’s my next move?
I’ve got this paranoid (and ridiculous!) feeling that I’ll lose

And am I living it right? Is there something missing?
Extreme case of FOMO; what am I dismissing?
Tryin’ to play the game right to be most efficient
Don’t want to burn out or turn up deficient

(Now, listen up, self!)

“If you miss an opportunity, life goes on still
You can make a wrong move and still get your creative fill
Don’t overblow your failures or downplay your strengths
Tell worry to get out of here, and ditch all that angst”

(self-talk over)

My most valuable strategy to learn is experiential
Still, I’m a little terrified that I’ll miss my potential
But I *know* that the Lord can “make weak things [like me!] become strong
Just hoping I don’t have to wait too long…


“If they humble themselves before me, 

then will I make weak things become strong…”

-Ether 12:27 (in the Book of Mormon)


“So when you start feeling like the world’s coming down on you, and that somebody feels like you’re not good enough or smart enough or thin enough, and that’s getting sent to you…just ask for names. And guess what? There are no names. It’s all just fog, it’s all just a made up fog in a hall of mirrors, it’s all garbage, it doesn’t exist, so just do away with all that negative energy; it doesn’t even exist, it’s not even real.

                                                                                 (I was there!)

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