Has Life Got In The Way Of Your Passion?
Written by Darcel Laurie
Many people today show you the highlight reel of their life on social media but many of us can truly be suffering behind the scenes. It can be difficult to uphold a certain image at all times. That's why its important for us to be HAPPY in real life. I faced so many personal struggles the past months, but I felt the pressure to stay "face", until I had to just STOP! I told myself that before you have a complete meltdown, take some time for you. Now this can be difficult for many of us who may run a business, work a 9-5, mothers, wives, etc... How do you put a stop to your life when so many depend on you? Welp, I did it! I took time off from my business to work on my personal and spiritual development. Now many may think I'm crazy, because in the business world its all about momentum. But at some point you have to decide who is more important at the moment 'them' or 'myself'. Now the key is when your down, do not stay there. You have to get back up eventually.
How do you get back up when life gets in the way? Ultimately, we all have a purpose or passion that is calling our name and we must return to what gave our life some meaning in the first place. Here are Four Things To Do To Get Back On Your Feet:
- Get an accountability partner- Your accountability partner should be someone you trust (like a mentor, friend, etc) that may know to some degree what you are going through but will hold you accountable for the tasks you need to complete to get back in the groove of things.
- Positive Self-Talk- Change your language, the pity party is over! Yes they talked about you, yes they betrayed you, yes they hurt you, etc...NOW its time to say "I AM AN OVERCOMER" "I HAVE GREATNESS INSIDE OF ME" "MY PURPOSE WILL COME TO PASS"...or whatever makes you feel powerful, SAY IT! Tell yourself everyday all day if you have to until you believe it.
- Get Back Out There- Its time to show your face again and stop hiding. So if its attending a networking event, going to church, join a support group, get a gym partner, etc... Energy is never lost its only transferred. With that said, get around positive energy.
- Take Baby Steps- Start taking on responsibilities again. Do not overload yourself all at once, take it day by day. As you start to assume responsibility, the more you will be able to become UNSTOPPABLE!