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Sometimes I feel like it’s just me, myself and I — that if I want something done right, I need to do it myself.  Or that if I don’t speak up about whatever it is, no one else will.  A friend and I were talking one day, and I made a comment about feeling as if I’m always the one who does the fighting for; i.e., mending, working on, making concessions, planning, etc., — particularly in relationships.  And how it would be nice, for a change, to be the one being fought for.  My friend told me in order for that to happen, I need to fight for myself first.  A poignant thought, yet she wasn’t the first person to speak that truth to me.  Although not verbatim, the concept was the same.  But fighting for ourselves takes on a unique identity for each of us in order to meet us where we’re at.  Perhaps you’re feeling stuck in a dead-end job; fight for a new one.  Or maybe your marriage has died; either resuscitate it, or read it the last rites.  We can talk ourselves blue in the face, but talk doesn’t create results.  Action does.  And guess what?  You may eventually discover you’re no longer alone in the ring.

Who’s your biggest advocate?