Beginning any new challenge in life is so exciting. Motivation is at its peak, the fire inside you is burning. The people around you are your cheerleaders, they support and encourage you. Heck! Some might even join you on whatever it is you are venturing into. Excitement is brimming!
But, as time goes on, motivation changes from a steady stream to more of an ebb and flow. The challenge becomes increasingly difficult. Doubts seep in. Your family and friends aren’t there to support you like they were before. Heck, maybe some are so jealous of how far you’ve come that they begin to even sabotage you.
You start to get discouraged. Your heart sinks. This isn’t what you thought it would be.
So what now?
Go back to why you took on this journey in the first place. I hope at the top of the list you find the most important reason of all: YOU.
That desire is one thing that CANT change on your journey: YOU. Money, family, friends, motivation… It all comes and goes.
And it’s not “sad”, it’s just life.
It’s something I’ve come to expect on any new venture.
When I encounter this leg of the race, I try and channel the energy and remember what brought me to take it on in the first place.
My dreams, my goals, showing myself what I can do. It matters to me, and I hope it matters to you.
That’s what you have to fall back on, your love for yourself and your own self-empowerment.
No matter what new exciting thing you have taken on, stay positive! Stick with it! Believe in yourself that YOU have the capacity to see it through!