Tis’ the season of stress. Tis’ the season of self-doubt. Tis’ the season you rise above it all.
Sometimes I’m critical, even ashamed, of myself because I know I should be doing 'more' but the path towards excellence is hazy. Without romanticizing struggle, you have to relish in the journey as much as the reward. So many of us want the peak, but hate climbing. We all want to grow, but don’t want any growing pains. We have to learn to trust the time and wait for the triumph.
Become resilient, wholly. Resiliency helps us both act and react in appropriate and productive ways.You don't have to be prepared for the obstacles, but you do have to challenge them. Failing is uncomfortable, even painful, but you may have to fight a battle more than once to win it. Come to terms with that, and you will become unstoppable. Take each day as it comes and harness the power of that day. Seize the blessings of that day. Make something happen, enhance your life, make someone laugh, help a friend, love!
Time will also show you that the traits that make you successful may not always make you happy. Equally the traits that make you happy may not make you successful. Bingeing on Netflix series’ makes me happy, but also sets me back hours of progress. Find equilibrium as what you focus on will flourish. Direct all your energy into your target. Six months later, you will thank yourself for that slight change.
Assess the small aspects; instead of stressing over why you haven’t got a job, take time to work on your CV, know your strengths and weaknesses inside out and gain experience. Become engrossed in your journey towards excellence, that when it comes it will be so natural. Life is so subtle sometimes that you barely notice yourself walking through the doors you once prayed would open. Sometimes your best blessings come out of your worst situations. Extremely cringe-worthy, I know. But think about it. The more you accept and become accustomed to the ‘bad’, the more prepared and appreciative you will be of the good and, believe me, the good is coming. Trust the timing. Keep building! Keep grinding! Keep working!
I honestly can't wait until all the pieces come together and I finally understand why I went through everything I did. But until then, I strive to remain grateful for all these lessons. I'm going to get everything I want, it might take a little bit of time but I will get it all. In the meantime, self-assurance is my best friend, and should be yours too.
After all, how can I fear the next chapter when I know the author?