I bet you don’t know this about me, but I’m a math whiz! I love math, and I love numbers. Nothing used to make me happier in school than working algebra problems and differential equations. And, nothing challenged and inspired me more than diligently working ledger cards in my accounting job years ago.

I know people thought I had some screws loose but 10 to 1, if you wanted to find me, there I’d be puffing away on my cigarette, calculating away, and in heaven.

I’ve often wondered why “working with numbers” is so enjoyable for me. What is it that keeps me in the game? I would skip meals to do find answers and solutions. You can’t imagine “the look” I’d have given you for interrupting my flow and concentration.

I know this might sound weird, but I would hang in there because I knew there was an answer or a solution that existed for each and every problem. Just knowing that the answer existed kept me in the game.

I had no fear of getting it wrong or right. That didn’t matter. What mattered was finding the answer. I couldn’t believe that people would just give up and say, "I can’t do this."

Well, it hit me recently… life is like a math problem. And life is like a ledger card. A solution exists, and it can be balanced!

The variable (that’s a math term for us math junkies) is you. Are you willing to do the work? Are you willing to hang in there, knowing the answer is there for you?

Let's look at an analogy: What do you do when you can’t find the answer to a math problem and you don’t want to give up? You look for a tutor, someone who can guide and teach you. You find someone who can walk you step-by-step through the math problem, helping you figure our where you got turned around, why you’re stuck, and how you might do it better next time. Whenever I got stuck I’d find a similar problem, glance at the answer in the back of the book and compare it to the problem I was working on. This was a great way to learn.

You can do life the same way. If you are stuck and feel like giving up, don’t do it. Find a tutor, coach, or mentor to guide you and show you the way. Or, find someone who is successful at doing what you want to do and model, mentor, and learn from them.

Just don’t give up... there’s always a way! Life is like a math problem! Keep after it... and don't stop... Run, Tuck Gump, run!!

Author's Bio:

Tuck Self, The Rebel Belle, is a Southern voice for bold self-expression. As a coach, writer and speaker she inspires women to wake up, crank it up, and squeeze the juice from life with passion, purpose, and a lot of play! Let The Rebel Belle guide you to freedom and bold self-expressions. Visit www.rebelbelleblog.com
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