Fed Up? Good. Don't Give Up!

                                                         Photo Credit: [Quinn Dombrowski]

                                                         Photo Credit: [Quinn Dombrowski]

I understand. You’re fed up.

Why wouldn’t you be? You’ve been working hard, planning ahead, learning from the past, and fighting through the challenges and obstacles for so long.

You’ve grown so much since you started but you’re beginning to wonder how long this is all going to take.

When will you see the finish line? When will you reach that pot of gold at the end of the rainbow?

Well…

Maybe You Don’t Deserve It Yet.

This is the part of the story where your will is tested. This is the part where you’ve poured out everything you have and you’re not sure if you can dig any deeper.

But you have to.

This is the part of the story where you feel lost, confused and afraid. You can either push forward despite that, or start the next chapter of your story with the line “I guess it just wasn’t meant to be.”

When you deserve it, you’ll get there. When you’ve put in the blood, sweat, and tears, you’ll get there.

Maybe You Need To Evolve.

Einstein said that we cannot solve a problem with the same level of thinking that created it.

The person you’ve been has taken you this far, but the next chapter will only start when you evolve.

If you look inside yourself you know what to do to take yourself to that next level, that next step.

Live in integrity. Do the daily things that will push you towards your goals with unbroken consistency. Take the big leaps of faith that will launch you forward.

This isn’t your final form. So evolve.

Maybe You Need To Be Grateful.

This one is the hardest.

We all know how to work harder, be more disciplined, and take things to the next level.

But how many of us can slow down and be grateful for what we have now?

This is your story and when you look back you will reminisce on the struggle. The only thing that will make your goals worth it is the fact that YOU gave everything you had and YOU made it.

But if you aren’t grateful right now, what makes you think you’ll appreciate anything in the future?

Impatience, fear, anger… these emotions shut us down and give us tunnel vision.

Gratitude opens us up.

Take the time to feel grateful, playful, and happy right now. Do everything from that place within yourself and you will see possibility everywhere.

Maybe this is all just a story we tell ourselves to help us get through the rough patches. But if we tell ourselves a story, I’d prefer it be a hero’s journey, than a fall from grace.