DO. NOT. GIVE. UP.
I feel like it's been a bit too long since I've written a blog post to you guys about staying positive. Staying focused. Staying determined and staying motivated.
Which is weird because I know that these feelings and thoughts test me HARD like every maybbbbe 4-6 weeks?
Those same feelings and thoughts that YOU'VE had... my friends have had and my family has had, and probably like a million people that you know, have had.
Those days where you question WHAT THE EF AM I DOING WITH MY LIFE?!?!
I mean, looking back when I was like 20 years old, I felt like I had all the time in the world. Even a few years after that I felt like I still had all the time in the world. Then I feel like something happens when you turn 25, right? Or is that just me?
For me, I'm a very chill person...very relaxed, annoyingly optimistic to some, overly positive...you know? Just all around, feel like things are going to work out the way that I want them to. And if you tell me something that you're worried about, then I think for YOU, things will work out for the best.
So yeah, USUALLY, I can work on my goals and feel like I'm making progress but like I said, every few weeks I get a day or two (more like a day and a half to be exact) where I feel like, OH SHIT.
I'm 25, I'm still really trying to pursue my dreams, and I'm still working at a job that I don't really want to be at AT ALL.
The more I think about it, the more upset I get.
This is a verrrrrrry vulnerable spot for some people and I've learned how to not get toooo deep in it.
If there's anything I've learned from reading a bunch of different success and motivational books, it's that,
I mean, it seems pretty inevitable, right?
Like if you make something your ONLY option for success, your mind will start to work in ways that help you just FIGURE IT OUT.
It's kinda like moving out. For anyone who moved out knowing that they would have to pay for everything on their own (HAYYYY), then you know that it was scary AF to move right?
For me at least, I remember giving my dad my budget for when I was moving from San Diego to Los Angeles. I lied to both of us on the entire thing and I was scared as shit. I didn't know how I was going to pay for anythinggggg.
BUT, I never had to ask my parents to help me pay ANY of my bills. Not once.
I think that was a big lesson for me because it was something that I truly didn't know how I was going to figure out but I did. I made it work. I was training people and writing meal plans within months and making my rent plus all of my other bills.
If you are too comfortable, you might not try as hard as you can.
SO, when we get these feelings of fear, and discomfort and we want to give up...then I think that we are actually in the right place. We ARE moving in the right direction.
Another way I've managed to keep myself from feeling too down when I'm not where I want to be yet is...
I'd rather be doing what I love and have a smaller income than be miserable with money.
I've always felt this way. Life is too short to be chasing money over your passion. Doing what you love IS scary, and if it weren't then EVERYBODY WOULD BE DOING IT.
If you ask me, that is admirable in and of itself.
One important thing to remember is that if you're feeling down on yourself, then CHECK IN with yourself.
++ Do you have goals that you're working towards right now WITH deadlines?
++ Do you do SOMETHING EVERYDAY that has to do with working on your passion?
++ Do you EMPOWER yourself or do you constantly put yourself down??
You will accomplish what you think you can. If you tell yourself over and over that you're never going to make it, then chances are, that you're not.
This goes for moving up in the office, opening up your own store, starting your own clothing line, even quitting your 9-5 and moving on to a new 9-5 that makes you happier.
Whatever your goal, you have to tell yourself that you're going to have it.
Imagine yourself having already reached your goal. Where do you live? What are you wearing? What do you do throughout the day? What does your office look like?
Once you know these things then you will automatically be attracted to these things and work towards them without even realizing it. And that's where I find my comfort. I know what I want. I know I will have it.
Everything will be good, and it will work out for you too.
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