Feel Like Giving Up?
I was reminded that when you are focused, determined and working toward achieving a dream there will be times when you will feel alone. We think that if only we had a champion to support us, our dream would become a reality. We question ourselves, our value, our worthiness, our abilities and our intentions. We wonder why we felt a "call to action" only to find that we are alone and in the midst of feeling defeated. Why did we go out on this limb anyway?
However, there is another experience we can have as we move towards our goals - the incredible blessing of a mentor. Someone that believes in us and shores us up when we face adversity. Someone that believes in our dream, our value, our ability and our intentions. This is one of the most powerful experiences we can have. In fact many of us can remember a "coach" that believed in us more than we believed in ourselves. Because of that coach and their encouragement, we achieved more than we thought possible. This experience of success created a stronger belief and increased confidence in ourselves and gave us the strength to work towards pursuing more success.
Just recently, I was blessed with hearing these encouraging and powerful words, "Keep going." "Don't stop." "Don't give up." These words rang through to my heart and was the validation I needed to renew my spirit and keep going. I was reassured that I was the right person and had a goal worth achieving. I was also reminded that it wouldn't be easy . . . but then again, nothing worthwhile is!