Whenever we're going through a difficult time, we become so fixated on how wrong things are and eventually get stuck on the feeling that things will stay that way forever. We forget that there was once a time when that situation didn't exist and that there will eventually come a time when it will cease to exist again. If there is one thing life guarantees us, it's a lack of permanence. Everything eventually passes. Take solace in that.
What happens when you get exhausted in the middle of your race? Do you stop completely? Do you go back home? Do you give up? You can stop, but don’t stay where you’ve stopped.
When we embark on a journey to bring a dream or passion to life, we often focus on what we don’t have instead of what we do. Stop discounting what is readily available to you –what already exists within. If you don’t have it, you don’t need it. Take what you have and run with it.
As great as it is to be comfortable, Life does its best work in us in times of discomfort and challenges. It is the best way to shape us into the potential we’ve only ever dreamt of.
Are you waiting for the perfect moment to finally enjoy your life? The disease of perfection will rob you of life’s perfectly imperfect moments while promising that one day in the future, you will be “perfectly happy”. What happens when that day never comes? Or worse, it does come and you realize that it’s riddled with its own set of challenges, thereby rendering that very moment you’ve waited for imperfect? The time to live is now. It will always be now. Because if not now, then when?
We don’t have to dig that deep to discover the true character of others. The truth is never that far from the surface; we just have to pay attention.
I find it interesting that the word “nowhere” is also “now here.” The next time you want to run away from a place and space of nothing, please stop and stay. You know that space; you are that space. No “bad” thing can come from that space. To trust, to live, and to breathe that unknown space shows that you trust in life itself. Remember that from nothing comes everything.
This Life. This chance. This, is your life. It is your responsibility to show up, to push, to stand, to fight. For your purpose, your present, your future. These are your choices, these are your moments, these are your dreams. Stop wasting time, stop making excuses. Show up for the fight.