“If you are going through hell, keep going.” – Winston Churchill
So these last few weeks have been…interesting.
First off, my kids were sick for weeks, having passed various sicknesses back and forth, back and forth. Piles and piles of snotty tissues, vomit buckets, etc. You parents know the drill.
Second, I totaled my car in the rain. I was driving alone and no one was hurt, thankfully. But since it was a used car and not worth much, I did not carry collision coverage (always trying to keep the spending down). So even though I paid out of pocket for it just this past December, I am now without anything to show for it. YAY!
Third, I somehow misplaced 500 stamps, which cost me $.47 a piece.
Needless to say, I am really #CrushingIt lately.
These hiccups got me thinking about how we sometimes forget what a life of hard work really entails. We listen to motivational speakers and read bestsellers about achieving our dreams, but no one seems to talk about the roadblocks, obstacles, and hardships that come with pursuing your dream.
In other words, no one really tells you the truth. No one gets REAL. In the trenches. The Nitty Gritty. Everyone wants “5 Easy Steps” to living your dream. No one would sell books or seminars if they said doing what you love is costly and requires great sacrifice, and will sometimes beat you to your knees. That’s why we easily lose sight of what’s important when things knock us off balance. It seems that when I am trying my best and working hard to build my Real Estate business, things like this make we wanna throw in the towel. They cause me to take my eyes “off the road.” Much like when I was driving a couple weeks back. As we pursue our dreams, it is important that we remember why we are on this journey to begin with, especially when we face adversity.
If you feel like every time you take two steps forward that life knocks you back three. If you feel that you wanna give up your dream, then I have a confession to make. I feel that way sometimes, too. That is why I write. That is why I record the podcast. So that I can always remind myself of why I must keep moving forward.
We are in this thing together and we all have a purpose here while we are still breathing. DON’T GIVE UP!