Moving to another stage in life requires enduring the stretch that life circumstances puts on our hearts and mind.
Self improvement will not occur without personal change, new habits, consistent effort and vigor to meet one’s goals.
For many, struggle halts forward movement, even when it appears early in one’s effort. We have a culture that is accustomed to abandoning goals when objectives are not easily met.
But having a will to succeed and an unyielding vision for one’s future is necessary for any amount of success.
Sometimes when the going gets tough (or seems too overwhelming to even start) we tell ourselves stories like, “Success is for that other guy in that other neighborhood from that other family.” We accept the myths created in our mind and resolve to remain in our current station a lifetime.
It does not have to be that way. Anyone of us can create the vision we have for our future if we possess absolute belief.
Absolute belief does not absolve us from groundwork and real effort. Creation requires tenacity, knowledge and the development of skill sets relevant to our goals. With no work behind it, belief is nothing.
If we spend too much idle time watching television, we become disillusioned to reality. There is no such thing as an ‘overnight’ success. There are many, many, many months and years of overnights that bring about success.
These nights are often long, sleepless and can be lonely. The journey is not as sexy as the outcome. But that is okay. It is what it is.
We have to push and push and bring our ideas from vision to visible.
We should expect that life will present circumstances that will challenge us morally, financially and otherwise. This is not a signal to quit. This is the indication that we are likely on the verge of something great and should take dedicated action now.
We must also remember never to compare ourselves to the highlight reels in our social media feeds. Comparison can be a killer. We have to assess ourselves based on the metrics of own circumstances, not others’. Whether it be family dynamics, career success or social status-we lose sight of what is real for ourselves when we constantly poke our noses over our neighbor’s fence.
Life is a journey of unstopping twists, turns, hills and valleys. As we set our goals and work to establish our vision, it is important to remember to enjoy the journey. Studying our own experiences and growing in them will help us in subsequent stages of our evolution. Enjoy these hard moments. Enjoy these long nights. Be grateful for discovery. And keep plodding forward no matter the resistance.
Just Keep Going!!!
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Nurah strives to enlighten, empower and engage her readers with the wealth of knowledge she has gained from her own experiences and those of others from whom she has learned.