Some days suck! They really do.
Forget about the plight of burnout, sometimes life throws circumstances at you that steal away built up momentum.
That’s exactly what happened these last 3 days. I’m sitting here, typing this right now after having a busy day that is completely unrelated to my goals.
I’m frustrated but a huge part of me is learning the true meaning of life and what it takes to build a career.
Nothing important in life is accomplished in a straight path. Everything meaningful goes through highs and lows. I’d go so far as to compare it to a zig zag line.
I took care of a sick family member today whilst handling all the chores and responsibilities that come with keeping a household running. Couple that with the desire to just sleep and you have the perfect recipe for frustration. Weirdly enough, even with the lack of inspiration and energy, I managed to write a 1000 words. It’s nowhere near to being my best day but I appreciate the fact that I tried and made an attempt.
It may not be enough but it’s a step forward from yesterday and for as long as I’m always a step forward compared to where I was the previous day, I can be happy.
Success is clearly full of challenges and hurdles. If you love what you do, the misery experienced will be different than normal misery. I’m working on an explanation but until then, let’s just leave it at that.
The year has just begun. We can make 2017 a great year! I know we can. Hang in there and keep working.
Whenever I feel tired, sleepy, in pain and uncomfortable, the title of this post are words I repeat in my mind to motivate me.
I’m not interested in talent and natural born gifts. Screw that! All I care about is outworking anyone and everyone. The first to start and the last to stop. If that cannot bring about massive success, nothing else can!
Believe me when I tell you that I was dog tired all day. All I got was 5 hours of sleep before being disturbed by hooligan taxi drivers who blast music at 6 am in the morning. But, that’s okay. Let them do that, I’ll wake up and do what they never will – build a legacy!
I realize how I sound right now so maybe it’s best if I hit the bed but just know that I’m about to sleep after writing 3000 words, editing a blog template from scratch, working on my CV, exercising, doing chores, working out my marketing strategy and redesigning a cover for a revised book.
Now, I think a good night sleep will be my reward. If you’re having a tough day, just keep pushing forward. There’s always going to be someone not far behind trying to overtake you. Don’t let them get that upper hand.
Work until you can’t no more and then work a little more.
How often do you look back and reflect on all the things you’ve had to give up? From that puppy love to that favorite outfit that was possibly a few good bucks over your budget. I’ve dealt with my fair share of compromise and I’m certain you have too. But, there’s something really important that I needed to say. It’s something that I would love to hear other say to me.
Don’t give up on your dreams.
No matter how hard the road to success is. Regardless of the sacrifices you have to make and the battles you must fight, never give up on your dreams. It’s all that we have to hold onto. Most things change because time itself can never be stopped. It’s inevitable that things around us change, people change and even you and I change.
But lets not allow such change trick us into believing that letting go and abandoning our dreams is okay. It’s not okay. I’ve come to realize that these dreams help define us, right to our very souls.
If we give up on our dreams…wouldn’t it be the same as giving up on ourselves?