I don’t know what your struggle is right now. I don’t know if things are great for you or if you are facing a hard time. All I know is that if you have not already, you are going to face a moment where every resource you have is tested.
Maybe you have hit a plateau in your weight loss or some other goal and now you’re discouraged. Maybe you’re possibly beginning to doubt yourself.
If it hasn’t happened yet it probably will at some point.
While these moments can be some of toughest times of our life, they bring us to a decision. They bring us to a fork in the road. A decision about what this means and what we’re going to do. You can decide that this is too tough, too painful, and settle with giving up.
You are better than that though.
There’s a better option...
You can decide that it’s time for round two! It’s time to keep pushing through! It’s time get back up!
Motivational Speaker Eric Thomas said, “Don’t cry to quit… cry to keep going!”
That’s what we have to do! You don’t have to hold in that frustration and disappointment. Whatever emotion you are feeling don’t let it stop you, let it fuel you. Let it ignite into an internal drive! A drive to see this thing to completion. Let it ignite the passion and fire inside you to take whatever action you need to reach that goal.
And know that you are not alone. Think about all major successes. They all encountered this tough time too where they didn’t know if they could do it. They were frustrated, upset, and disappointed. They were beat up from each failure. They were tired.
You know what the difference was though?
They kept fighting! They knew exactly what they wanted and exactly what they were going to accomplish. And they knew that with each failure they were one step closer to success.
One step closer to accomplishing their goal.
Recognize that this pain, this adversity, it is just part of the process. It’s the step right before greatness.
“Everything looks like a failure from the middle” -Kanter
Now imagine how great you are going to feel when you get there. I don’t care what it is.
Take a second to really embrace that feeling of accomplishment… of triumph… of satisfaction… of happiness. If you keep pushing you will get it… it’s only a matter of time.
“Remember, it's always the last key on the key ring that opens the door.” - Paulo Cuelo
Now get out there and do something today to get you closer! Go on that workout that you have been putting off, clean out your refrigerator, tell that person how you feel, go buy that book, enroll in that class, whatever it is. Use this message as your excuse to get moving again.
“If you fall, fall on your back. If you can look up, you can get up.” - Les Brown
I believe in you. I know that you are capable of great things. You really have so much potential, more than you give yourself credit for. Know that you will be able to look back on this moment and appreciate how this hard time made you stronger. It made you more of a man or woman.
Dominate Today And Know That…
“It’s Not Over Until I Win” – Les Brown