We all have those times when everything seems to be just too much. You feel stuck in a rut, for every one step forward you slip two steps back, and the light at the end of the tunnel gets a bit blurred. Nothing appears to be going right!
Reading "inspirational" books, that is if you can even pick one up, makes things worst.
You see other people in your company get promotions ahead of you even when you are the one with the dreams! You struggle to balance the household budget but end up getting even further into debt.
I started on this journey to success and everyone else seems to be doing better than me! Why is life so cruel? Give me a break!
Why are you feeling so sorry for yourself? What did you expect -- that it would be easy!?
The fact is that when you started to reach out for your dreams, you stepped out of your comfort zone. You started to break down the "tribal bonds" that held you within the "majority."
There is an awful lot to learn if you desire to realize your true potential and life has a way in which it teaches those that are willing to acquire that wisdom.
OK, there are ways to short-circuit the system and there are always escape routes if you really want one. But the object of the game is to succeed.
What you have to decide is if you really want the goal you have set for yourself? Are you prepared to do whatever it takes to achieve that goal? And are you being totally honest with yourself?
It does not matter if your goal is to open a small corner grocery store or to be the president of the World Bank. The same principles of long-term commitment apply.
For many of us, the transition between where we are and where we want to go may require the un-learning of loads of thought patterns and habits, and the learning of completely new methods of application. This can be extremely uncomfortable and despairing at times.
Experiences are usually the way that life knocks this "wisdom" into our heads. So don't be dismayed when things are a bit rough -- after all -- you asked for it!
So, when you feel like a "slug in a puddle"...
Malcolm Harvey is the publisher of "The SuccessTrain" newsletter.
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Article Submitted On: October 25, 2000
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