Ever have one of those days when even getting dressed seems like it might be impossible? You know, zipper breaks, that shirt isn’t ironed, sweater developed a hole. Ugh..I think we often call those days Monday’s right? We know if we just persevere it will get better (you know, by friday!)
Following your dreams can be like this.
We have lovely phrases like chase your dreams, or follow your bliss but sometimes in all reality you have to fight for them. It isn’t always butterflies and rainbows and I’m sure you know that but sometimes we really have to struggle. Where is your line in the sand? At what point do you stop playing sweet, stand your ground and have to get stubborn?
Trust. That is what it is all about. You have to trust in your vision; your dream. You have to trust in yourself.
Failure. It happens. Learn from it; adjust your vision and keep moving. Not one single living being can say they have never failed–it isn’t the failing–it’s the way you react to it that matters.
Ask for help. Even Superman needed a hand now and again. You simply do not have the time to know all, be all and do all. You’ll go crazy, burn out and certainly not be any fun to be around if you try.
Set the bar high. You know I just don’t understand some people who reach the goal they’ve set out and then stop. Clearly, if you got there you can get farther and do more! Go for it! If you are worried see the line on failure!
I honestly think that if more people had the fortitude to fight through the tough times we’d have more dreams being realized. I wonder how many people fail and never try again?
Imagine if Michael Jordan had listened to his high school basketball coach who told him he wasn’t good enough. How many did that man inspire with his strength of character? Imagine if Thomas Edison had quit after failing so many times while trying to create the light bulb. Over 10,000 versions that still did not work. When asked by a reporter how he kept going in light (no pun intended) of all these failures and why didn’t he just give up? Edison replied ““You don’t understand, I haven’t failed 10,000 times, I’ve simply succeeded in finding 10,000 ways that definitely won’t work.”
Just know that failure isn’t a personal punishment, it’s an opportunity to learn. Struggles keep us focused and teach us appreciation. We learn and we learn. Keep hanging in there and you will soon reach your own ‘Friday’ and things will get better. Keep reminding yourself that you are failing in order to win.