Friday, June 26, 2015

The Truth about the Journey


I'm going to be real honest here. Making a change in your life, any change for that matter sometimes sucks. Don't get me wrong it's worth it but sometimes it just sucks. I know not really inspirational but stick with me. This morning I woke up on the wrong side of the bed. I literally awoke during a dream that wasn't bad or good just interesting but I wanted to see how it ended. It was in the middle of my sleep cycle so when I was abruptly woken up I felt really groggy. My head was spinning and I just knew that if I didn't kick myself in the pants and snap out of it then yesterday would repeat itself all over again. I had a crazy day at work yesterday and as a result my emotions were a bit frazzled and although it's Friday I feel sort of blah. Then my mind started churning as it normally does this early in the AM. I started thinking about how the journey I am on right now sort of feels like a long road trip. I should really say journeys because I have quite a few,

The first journey is my debt reduction journey where my hubby and I are working to eradicate $45k worth of debt in 35 months. The next journey is to make the switch from employee to entrepreneur in the next 1-2 years and the last switch is a bit complex as I am trying to break destructive patterns and habits in my life that will prevent me from being successful. To help you understand I will share a few of those patterns. The first pattern is playing the victim. I do this so much. Maybe not externally but definitely internally. I replay situations over and over in my head and I am never at fault just everyone else. That's wrong guys!!! I'm not perfect and the fact that I think that in my mind is not okay. The next thing is blaming others for my station in life such as my parents, teachers, God, friends, job and even myself for situations that were beyond my control. The blame has to be accurately shifted to fall where appropriate. I am to blame for where I am in life but that also means that I can change where I am in life as well. Lastly making excuses for not pursuing greatness and not pushing past roadblocks. I actually made a YouTube video about pushing past roadblocks which you can view here. I make a lot of excuses for not pursuing greatness such as timing, lack of resources, lack of experience, lack of support, etc., etc., etc. The list goes on but at some point you have to say that's enough. You are either going to be great or you're not. Simply put.

Back to the road trip analogy though. I felt as thought whenever I thought about these different journeys I was on, the more I felt I was on a road trip. I have a destination in mind and I've set out on the road but it's going to take some time to get there. If you're like me then you've packed snacks, great music, books on tape (OK audible but whatever), you've also got money for gas, food and the occasional hotel but your goal is to just get there. However you forget that you have to make stops along the way. Like eventually you will run out of gas if you don't stop and refuel. And you have to be strategic about where you stop otherwise you could be stranded on a long stretch of road with no gas station for miles if you don't plan. Although you might have just a little less than 1/2 tank left it might make sense to stop now just in case the next gas station is further than expected. Or you get tired and need to rest or take a break from the road. Sometimes you just need life's little distractions to help you recharge.

Well today is that day that I need a pit stop and I am confident that my heavenly Father will meet that need today. He always does. If you are in this place and need a pick me up. Take a moment and breathe. Remember that you are on a journey. Remember that it takes time to see and make improvements in your life. Recognize you just might need to be refueled for the next stretch of road. Leave me a comment down below and let me know what journey you are on and how that's going. I would love to hear from you and as always thanks for reading.