Too Soon To Quit

Keep plugging at it one day at a time. Don’t be overwhelmed by the uncertainty or the lack of clear direction. Better days are ahead. We WILL reap the benefits if we do not faint, quit or throw in the towel.

There are times when I get too deep in the weeds. I get paralyzed by my physical limitations, .i.e. what I can fathom, the resources and potential connections that I am aware of at my disposal. I must say this is the toughest hurdle to get past at times. It’s enough to make anybody faint, quit or throw in the towel.

Lately, when my mind tries to spiral out of control, all I hear are excuses, nothing concrete to stop me from moving forward. At that time it’s up to me to decide if I’m gonna quit again or if I’m gonna be courageous enough to take the next step; and oftentimes the next steps can be something  as simple as searching my mind, listening to my thoughts and journaling them.

If we are not careful we won’t recognize that fear is always standing near by trying to punk us again. The fear of failure, the fear of this being the wrong pursuit…the fear, the fear, the fear.

What helps to keep me moving is that I learned that there will be plenty of mis-steps along my journey, however the biggest and worst mistake I will ever make is not doing something. For a very long time I thought that the best way to go through life was playing it safe. My goal was to get it right the first time, or at least by the second time for sure. I wanted to minimize the risks of failure so if I tried it once and if it didn’t work, nine times out of ten, I didn’t try it again.

Before I knew any better I had a bunch of stuff that I started and abandoned when it didn’t flourish according to my expectations. I didn’t understand that it doesn’t work like that. I thought that because I had a natural ability to do certain things that I didn’t need to develop my gift any further than that, it was just supposed to work if it was meant to be; if not, toss it and move on to the next thing.

Perhaps you have discovered that you have been selling yourself short or playing it safe as well. The only way that we will have a real sense of accomplishment, fulfillment, or success is when we are doing what we were created to do, otherwise there will always be a void. NOTHING outside of what we were created to do will complete us.

Happy pursuit! Some days are easier than others, but when we embrace the reality that we win and learn along the journey it will make it easier on the tougher days.

Commit to keep getting better. Stay in pursuit of becoming the person you envision being; the best you that you can be!

Thank you for sharing my journey with me. I appreciate having you along. Share your thoughts. Also share this blog with others, someone is waiting to be released.

Peace and Blessings!
The Designer’s Original


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