I woke up this morning feeling like shit.
Instead of going through my normal morning routine, which jumpstart my day and gets my head in the right place, I just laid in bed.
I wasn’t feeling right because I felt so overwhelmed with everything I’m trying to accomplish with my business.
I asked myself questions like…
“Am I doing the right things?”
“If I’m doing the wrong things, will it lead to disaster?”
“Will my ultimate vision for my business EVER become a reality?!”
In that moment, everything felt hopeless.
As frustrated and confused as I felt, I’ve trained my brain to fend off these feelings of doubt that surface from time to time.
I was reminded of an earlier time in my life when I felt similar…
When I started playing organized basketball in High School, I sat the bench for over 2 years.
After months of brutal practices and sleeping on the floor in my bedroom because I didn’t have the physical strength to climb onto my bed, I can’t describe to you how frustrating it was to play ZERO MINUTES in any game ALL SEASON.
I felt like I wasn’t getting anything in return for everything I was giving.
But to my surprise, there was a light at the end of the tunnel.
In my junior year, after 2 years of bloody perseverance, something had happened to me over the summer and I came back to school a better ball player.
Because of my new-found skills, my coach and teammates were now looking at me differently.
When the season started, my position on the team was upgraded to “6th man.” And by the end of the season, I was being trusted to take the last shot with 10 seconds left on the clock and sectionals hanging in the balance.
Long story short—we won.
I remember this story often when I feel like I’m going in circles getting nowhere and all I want to do is give up.
The idea here is that you can achieve whatever your heart desires, but you have to learn to persevere through the discomfort, confusion, and pain that stands between where you are now, and where you want to be.
Once you commit to achieving what you desire by having the patience and determination to see it through, then your odds of turning your dreams into reality skyrocket!
It’s not easy. That’s for sure. But I’ll tell ya what, in the end, it’s worth it!
“Do not pray for an easy life. Pray for the strength to endure a difficult one.” –Bruce Lee
Much love, my friend!