There are so many ways in which we can slip into a wormhole of despair; we can hit roadblocks in life and our minds can skew our mission painting it as the end. We can enter the comparison, self-shaming ritual, beating ourselves up for not living up to our own and others expectations for where we think we ought to be. We could never leave the endless loop of negativity and obstacles that will deter us from what in our deepest hearts we know we could be capable of and achieve. Or we could as Sasha Sloan sings, 'Roll even on the bad days'. A song I would highly recommend not just because it is so catchy and good but because it is a song to empower us to try even when it's hard, to keep going, keep getting up.
It's ok to feel all the negative things. It's ok that it doesn't always go according to plan. It's ok that you're not where you want to be yet. It's hard, it's a struggle, we've all been there. The curveballs keep swinging at you and you don't know how to do it. But that's ok. 'The hardest things in life are the most worthwhile' Richard Castle. They are the things that we will be proudest of when we look back. Do you want to be wondering, 10 years from now, where would you be if you had stuck to your dream? Do you want to look back and regret not having tried harder or kept at it?
It's so easy to make excuses, really good valid excuses, legitimate reasons, explanations etc. But no reason will be strong enough to warrant a never mind attitude when you look over your life and you find that you didn't even try to live the life that you wanted. That doesn't mean that you should beat yourself up now for not having gone for what you want. Forgive yourself. Journal,sing, do whatever you can to release the negative energy that is stopping you. But from this moment on, make a plan, figure out when you can start trying to bring your dreams to reality. And stay consistent. Find a way to make them a priority. It's usually easiest to stick to consistency when you put it first above everything else because that way the day can't slip by, you won't be deterred by all of life's interruptions and energy depletions. But no rule fits everyone. Find what works for you and stick to it. If it doesn't work the first, second, third, fourth time, doesn't matter! Try again! The mere effort of trying and figuring it out is enough to warrant your soul peace. It is enough to help you find the way forward and be proud of yourself.
The journey that you're on is as unique as your fingerprint, find a way to enjoy it and feel the value in your distinct path. Honour the struggle and remember that the sun shines even when it's cloudy so too must we get up everyday and keep going with our dreams and goals.
Wishing you strength to strive for your dreams and luck to achieve them.
Lots of Love