Sometimes it takes longer than we want to reach a goal.
And it’s that much more annoying to our egos and minds when someone else reaches a goal you are striving for in less time.
Yep. I had a little pity party for myself today. I was lying there on my bed, thinking about my priorities… My goals that were not reached…. And trying to understand what I could do to do better… And I reflected on what I spent my time doing today, and where that fit in my priorities.
And then I was in such a funk, feeling a darkness inside me… Just stewing about things I hadn’t been able to accomplish right when I wanted to… I happened to see a podcast listed in a mentor group on FB.
It looked to be motivational/spiritual, and I figured it wouldn’t hurt right about now.
30 minutes later I was sitting up, feeling excited about things I HAD done! I was feeling empowered by my struggles, realizing that everyone goes through low spots- especially moms and business owners 🙂
But most importantly, I realized I had forgotten WHY I had CHOSEN to struggle. To do hard things. To own a business. To lead others. To take risks. To be bold. To be vulnerable.
I know that God needs me to share. God needs willing souls to be leaders. Despite my huge fears, I am learning that people need to hear of my experiences. My struggle with health, struggles with marriage and child rearing in this crazy world, to give others hope. To give others an example that the hard work, the consistency, the sacrifices that are so hard at first, the life changes that might bring generations of tradition to a standstill, will bring joy. Will bring fulfillment and freedom from the bondage of food addiction, obesity, fear, and lack of confidence. Change IS possible!
So no matter how long it takes me to reach certain goals… As long as I am doing my best, my pace- my journey is the success. Not the end result or timeframe. Success is the way you ride during the journey.