”No one is an overnight success story. Put in the work.”
Sometimes what we want doesn’t happen when or how we want it to. But that doesn’t mean the answer is ”no” it just mean ”not right now”, or ”I have a better plan for you, sincerely the Universe”.
I believe the main difference between successful and unsuccessful people is not the way they vary in their competencies, but the way they vary in their ambition, and desires to reach their potential. Persistence is key, since good things usually take time.
In the beginning of summer I felt rather unmotivated, in other words I felt a deep lack of inspiration. However, I didn’t let it get to me. I decided to focus on simply being present in the now (and not to worry about my lack of motivation), spending time with friends and family, working, and just enjoying warm summer days (and magical evenings).
This past week, however, has been completely different. My entire being is bursting with inspiration. I can’t sleep at night cause my brain is working 24/7, or so it seems… This complete shift happening within me might be due to the fact that I decided to start working on a new poetry collection. And I’m in love with it. I’ve been having so much fun writing it. And isn’t that the most important thing; to have fun while you’re living life. Doing things you always dreamt of doing.
Below you’ll find a few important mindsets to carry with you during times when giving up is the only thing on your to-do-list;
It’s extremely easy to get caught up in other peoples’ success stories. However, spending time dwelling on the things you haven’t achieved yet, or comparing yourself with others won’t take you anywhere. Focus on you. Be thankful of the things you have accomplished so far. Write down all of your achievements – big and small, and start being grateful for the wonderful and amazing human being you are. You are you – and that’s freaking awesome. Always strive to do your best, no matter what.
Take time out.
Some days the best thing you can do is to take a deep breath and chill. Don’t take life, and yourself too seriously; remember – have fun once in a while. It’s good to be ambitious and to have high expectations on yourself, but working too hard and solely focusing on the end result can also become stressful and unhealthy. In order to keep up the motivation you have to squeeze in some quality time with yourself, your friends and your loved ones. Putting time aside for the things you enjoy doing will help take your mind off challenging tasks for a while; you’ll feel more energised and ready to tackle whatever life throws at you if you’re less stressed and more alert.
Focus on your purpose.
Why are you doing the things you’re doing? What is the purpose behind your dreams and goals? It’s a great idea to reconnect to your why when feeling frustrated and inpatient. Remember – it’s never too late to readjust your goals.
Reestablish your why and the reasons you’re doing what you’re doing. Connect with your purpose – write down why you like to do the things you’re doing, what would you like to accomplish and why would you like to accomplish it? If you end up realising that you hate what you’re doing than look at it as a tremendous opportunity to tap into yourself, to find your why again.