Hi guys! It's Monday and I am coming off of another very busy weekend. And though being tired is worth it when you have a good time, I still need #allofthecoffee today, and I imagine I will the rest of this week too. The busy never ends.
Honestly, when the busy never ends, it's hard to feel accomplished. It's hard to look at everything I have going on with clear sight when I too tired to see straight in the first place. But I know that working hard as a Christian, a nanny, a blogger, a VA, a wife, and whatever else I do will be worth it.
It'll be worth it because I am living and working towards what really matters to me. And I never want to lose that focus, because I am very thankful to have found what I am passionate about. Some people never quite figure out their passion. And some people know exactly what they would like to do, but they never do it because of fear. Some people have a lot of passions and they don't know which one to pursue, so they don't pursue any of them.
I know at least one person in each of those scenarios and it makes me so sad. I understand that life is harder for some people than it is for others. Life isn't always rainbows and unicorns, and I never want to be naive' or unrealistic. And yes, if I am honest, I actually have a pretty cushy life. But I still have to work long and hard on my dreams. They haven't just fallen in my lap and I have not "arrived" yet. But I know what I want to do, and as long as God continues to give me that passion, I am going to embrace it and run with it.
Excuses, ExcusesPeople can come up with plenty of excuses as to why they can't pursue their dreams. They may say they are too old or too young. They may say they are under-qualified, under-educated, that they don't have enough money, or that they missed their opportunity. But honestly, those are all just excuses.
The human race is awesome at coming up with reasons as to why we can't do something, yet absolutely terrible at seeing that we actually can accomplish our goals. We only see our limitations- never our abilities.
We say we don't have enough money, but we get a latte everyday on the way to work. But how much closer could we be to our dreams if we would make our coffee at home and put what we would have spent towards our passions?
We say we don't have time, yet we have time for Netflix and naps and the newest (heartbreaking) episode of The Walking Dead.
We say we've tried and failed, but the truth is that we could have tried so much harder.
Why is it that we admire others who pursue their passions, yet we never feel like we could accomplish the same sort of feat?
Why is it that a 60-year-old is so afraid of change, of failure, or of learning something new? They are capable- they are just too fearful to try.
Get Up and GoI don't care who you are: a mother, a grandfather, a college sophomore who is already buried in debt- it doesn't matter- you can follow your dreams in some way or another.
Even if you are in a wheelchair and your goal was to run a marathon, you can modify your goals and still get involved. You can participate in wheelchair sports or races. You can make the most out of where you are.
Just because things don't look the same way you wanted them to, doesn't mean you cannot start getting creative and reaching your goals- or at least a form of them.
Quit believing the lies that you can't do it. If it was your daughter, granddaughter, or best friend, would you cheer them on, or would you tell them they are too late? If you would cheer them on (and I hope you would), then why do you not believe that for yourself? Why do you think everyone else can achieve great things, but you don't believe that the same applies to you?
It does in fact, apply to you, my friend. You can achieve big. And it's not too late. Just start now- wherever you are.