Experiencing setbacks and overcoming them are a part of life. Having big dreams are NOT for the faint of heart. Many of us even have loved ones that simply don’t understand our hustle. I’ve heard that the people closest to you can be the least supportive. I can say that I’ve experienced that. They don’t know your calling or destiny. Your goals, your dreams are just that, YOURS! You’re the one that has to fall, fight and motivate yourself to get things done. Don’t depend on others to keep your dreams alive. You have to keep your dreams alive as well as overcome setbacks. Do what you can, with what you have. Your dreams are never too big, so get to work!
You may feel as though you should give up and just deal with the hand you’ve been dealt. You may feel as if you’re stuck working a job that is not what you’re passionate about or not fulfilled doing. You may even feel that you take one step forward, just to take 10 steps back. You may even have people around you hoping you will fail. To be honest, I’m tired of those thoughts of not being able to do what I want to do or go where I want to go, when I want to go. I’m also tired of that doubt that kicks in when things don’t go as planned. (Our plans…Haha!) Well, that’s just me. Clearly, we’ve all had setbacks and believe it or not it builds troubleshooting skills, it builds character and most of all it makes us a force to be reckoned with.
I know you may hear this a lot, but you must remain grateful for everything that you do have, as well as the lessons learned during the process. Remember, that there will always be times that you make decisions that you regret. Just know that setbacks are never in vain. If that experience wasn’t for you, your story may be something HUGE to someone else. So, try to see past the bad and take that situation as a learning experience.
Life has a tricky way of showing you what you need to do.
Sometimes, we’re forced into positions that are hurtful and uncomfortable, which then FORCES us to make decisions. I can’t believe how many times I’ve had this happen to me. It’s unbelievable how things like this can help you excel. Call these things “Growing Pains”, shall we? Think of how many people have been laid off or fired from their jobs only to later become very successful. I’m sure they were devastated, thinking about bills and basic survival. Most people don’t have adequate savings to just sit back for a while and take their time finding a job that works for them. These are the times we find out what we’re made of.
When you’re forced to make a decision…
“Either I get another job or do I position myself to not put my fate in someone else’s hands”… You could absolutely do both. Work for a company but still work on your own business or whatever you’re passionate about. Often times, we have to do what it takes to build up to what we see for ourselves. Ask yourself, “Where do I see myself in one year?” and make small goals and deadlines. You will be amazed at how much you can get done when you put your mind on a little at a time. Don’t get discouraged as we fall short at times. Remember we have to keep pushing and know that the hard times are part of the process. You will have to make decisions, but be sure to stay within your morals and values when doing so.
I hope this helped. Comment if you have any advice for others or tell us about your journey.