“The reason why people give up so fast is that they tend to look at how far they still have to go, instead of how far they have gotten”
So often, we presume to know just how long we have until our next “big break” is going to become a reality for us. If that were actually true, time would be relative. Something that was simply a place holder and not an actual means of separation between what we have and what we want. If we actually had the power to see, how close or how far away we were from our dreams coming true, wouldn’t we all dig deep to find the resources necessary to sustain us until the “what if” became our truth?
The fact is, we don’t know. Most of us are simply optimistic individuals, hoping that today will be the day. Spending your time focused on “how far” you have left to go, will literally silently sabotage your ability to stay the course.
Focus not on when you will make it, but on how far you have already made it. How many things have you accomplished in spite of feeling like they were at one point impossible to achieve. How many times have you been told “no” only to receive the very “yes” you needed to propel you further along the path of your purpose?
Celebrate all of your victories. Small and large, each of them when added together become a part of your whole and infinite potential. And remember, do not become dismayed in the wait. Society has shaped us to focus on the successes of others and measure ourselves accordingly. On this Motivational Monday with the Dream Māvyn, I encourage you to spend some time recounting all of the triumphs you have accomplished within your lifetime. Narrate to yourself the times that you defied even the odds you set against you. Focus on the growth, and continue preparing for the increase. Just as change is inevitable, I believe that increase is inevitable as well.
As we continue growing, developing, and becoming greater individuals than we were a month, a year or 5 years ago. That which is entrusted to us will also increase. In the stages of waiting, be in constant preparation and celebration for what has already come, and what is to come. Not the “when”, but the “what is”…
I believe that I will always be a lifelong learner and student of the world. Listening to the universe has helped to shape within me a courageous attitude of optimism. I won’t pretend that I have never had expectations of things happening for me within a certain time frame –because that would be a lie. I can say this, I have become more interested in living in the “now” and less concerned about the “when” of it all. Adopting a position and space in the world that seeks to “cherish every moment” will truly inspire you to give thanks for what you have, because you most definitely by some degree have more than someone else, somewhere.
- Gaybrielle LeAnn Gant,