My Big Dream has hit a wall – months of hard work and personal sacrifices just seemed to have crumbled down around me. My plans didn’t roll out the way I expected them to. Feelings of discouragement and disappointment overwhelm me as I lay on the couch, mindlessly flicking through TV stations, as I stuff my face with a huge bag of Doritos and a tub of rocky road ice cream. I just want the world to go away so I could wallow in self-pity.
Sometimes success seems so close that I can reach out and touch it – making me question whether this could all be just an illusion?
Right now I am at a crossroads and I feel like I’m at sea in the “eye of the storm”. I can give up, go back to shore and bury all the hard work that got me to this point or I can risk everything and just go for it.
If I chose to sail through the storm, there’s the possibility I could crash and sink and lose everything. But if I go in prepared and navigate properly, there’s a much better chance I could ride the squall and come out on the other side, sailing into calm waters as victory awaits me.
Its not always going to be smooth sailing…
I allowed myself a few days to grieve the setback but now its time to pick myself up, chart a new course and set sail again. Like all great captains, I’m committed to reaching my destination, no matter how many storms I still have to face along the way.
Strength of mind will see you through…
No one escapes challenges when it comes to pursuing your dreams. It takes courage, perseverance and patience to weather the storms that cross your path. When the waves get high and crash down on to your shoulders, hang in there – don’t give up!
Give yourself permission to greive the setbacks and then continue on. Every storm carries with it a lesson. Learning to navagate through rough waters is part of your journey – it builds character, inner strength and wisdom.
When the seas get rough and you find yourself drifting off course, don’t be afraid to call out for help. The boats’ communication system can be your lifeline to staying afloat. You will find all the right resources, support and motivation you need to help keep you moving in the right direction.
Getting to your final distination will test you to the very core of your being. No matter the storm’s fury – you must remain determined, show endurance and have faith. Victory could very well be waiting for you on the other side of the next big wave.
Stay true to your inner compass – it is the blueprint to your soul.