Beginning of a new week and month, I thought it relevant to share some encouragement with someone out there. I have felt it heavy on my heart to encourage someone that may be going through a hard time either accepting their situation or managing change.
Not so long ago, I worked one of the most challenging jobs in my life. I will not get into details about it but one of the most important things that would get you to succeed at this job was your attitude. I learnt real quick that the definition of that word did not only mean your demeanor to another person, but started with one's self.
Your attitude towards anything starts with your perception thus in anything you do, you need to have the attitude that's "I WILL SUCCEED!"
So in case you are going through a hard time, remember:
// Why you started: Most times when you are about to give up on your dream, a project or whatever it is, remembering why you started that particular project injects that lost passion. Most times we start off very excited and passionate about something, but down the line, reality hits you and what you thought would be a smooth journey now seems like climbing Mt Kilimanjaro. Step back and reflect on the beginning and ask yourself, "why did I start this?" "what was my end goal?" "what can I do to get to the next level?" I guarantee you that this simple process always gives you the motivation you have been lacking.
// Always work with Plan A: This is kinda like the saying "You cannot serve 2 masters." Think about this scenario, if you know that there is a Plan B (boyfriend, job whatever) will you ever give your Plan A your all? Will you devote all your time, energy, mindset to Plan A? So, always have a Plan A and nothing else. I remember this being one of the key things I took seriously from marriage counselling, Never think there is an escape route! When you have that in mind, you work day and night focusing solely with one end goal in mind.
// You make time for what you love: Have you noticed that what you love doing, you end up thinking about, focusing on, devoting all your time to. So don't kid yourself and end up wasting time on something you have no passion for or go a day without thinking about. Simple!
// Pray: It's interesting the peace that comes from Prayer. You actually might be doing the above but still things just don't seem to be working out. Get on your knees boo boo and lift your voice to God. You will feel much more relaxed and have that encouragement to keep going.
Hope this post reaches whoever it's meant to :).
Are you going through a hard time? I hope the few pointers help. Also, if you have any tips or have just come through a storm, what helped you, share your thoughts and someone can gain from it.