It’s all about the weather or whether. We make daily decisions based on whether the weather is calling for a clear skies or storm warnings.
Our lives are a bit like that as well, in January we set our resolutions to do and be more than we were in the previous year. Skies are clear so it’s smooth sailing until we share with others hoping for positive response to spur us on to greatness in achieving our years goals.
All too often our goals are crushed when what we view as a worthwhile pursuit is dampened by the words of others. Soon the storm clouds gather as we think “Who are they to rain on my parade!”
Doubt settles in, feelings of not being good enough take over. Then the question becomes whether or not to continue on the path you have chosen in a hail storm. Or bail out on your goals in lieu of seeking bright sun filled lazy days.
My advice stick to the storm filled days of agony. Resolutions and goal whether they are personal, business or health all have moments of despair.
“A single footstep will not make a path on the earth, so a single thought will not make a pathway in the mind. To make a deep physical path, we walk again and again. To make a deep mental path, we must think over and over the kind of thoughts we wish to dominate our lives.” Henry David Thoreau
Hibernate, incubate and create your goals step by step. Close ranks when the weather sends howling winds with whiteout snow storms. Hunker down, dig deeper, and find the resolve to stand fast. Create your world again and again, till one day you look to find beauty in your convictions and the sun upon your face.
It’s all about whether we choose to Believe in ourselves or are swayed by others.