Never Give Up.
Seems so simple, doesn’t it? Three little words. But we all know: sometimes, three words are harder to say than anything.
Linking up with Amanda for Thinking Out Loud
Yesterday was one of those days where everything was fine, yet something was off. I got overwhelmed: by responsibilities, by my commitments, by obstacles that were presenting themselves that normal I would have just dealt with, but in that moment, seemed insurmountable.
Yet, at the same time, everything was great: I got another new client, my business cards came in, I had a good workout, and later on, Alex and I saw an apartment that we are 99% sure that we are going to go with. It was a pretty day outside, getting warmer with every hour, but I couldn’t keep my body temperature up.
By the time I got home (before we saw the apartment), I was in a mood, and I felt flat, lost, and just put out. I didn’t want to go look at the apartment; I didn’t want to go to dinner after. I even sat on the couch with my shoes on, which, if you know me, is a no no. I didn’t even have a blog post written, or even really the intention of writing one. Insert totally floored, mouth hanging open look of perplexity and agog-edness (I’m making it a word).
In short, I wanted to hide. I wanted to give up.
But Alex and I got up, went to the apartment showing, and I started to feel a little bit better. I started to think in terms of steps, not everything all at once. Then we went to dinner, and we talked about the pros and cons of the apartment as well as the course of the future. Suddenly, life didn’t seem quite so overwhelming.
None of my challenges went away; rather, they might be even more complicated than before, if I really dive into it. But I sit here, writing this post, feeling better: I didn’t give up. Tomorrow (being now, as you read this, today, most likely), I have a plan of attack, or at least a plan of moving forward.
My thought for us all today is this: when you find yourself in one of those stultifying, I-don’t-know-how-to-deal moments, don’t give up. Hit the pause button (if you can) on a few of your responsibilities, and pick one of them to move forward on. Give yourself something positive to claim for the day. Have a deadline? Send that person an email or call asking for a slight extension, if necessary. Make a list of action items and ways to accomplish those goals. Maybe you don’t start that day, but put the thought into the next step.
Tomorrow, you will wake up with a new sunrise, and with a new day comes the opportunity for a new perspective. If you have your action steps mapped out, that means that you will be ready, able, and prepared to take on those responsibilities that the day before intimidated the hell out of you.
Never Give Up. Least of all, never give up on yourself. For better or worse, we all have the capacity to surprise.
So make the decision to surprise yourself.Never give up, least of all on yourself. #sweatpink #motivation Click To Tweet
Do you ever find yourself dealing with these moments–those where everything is right, but nothing is?
What is an area of your life that intimidates you?