When the inevitable challenges come,
thoughts of abandoning ship flood our minds.
Relax in the understanding that it's normal.
Our brain is designed to protect us from everything,
We constantly develop our relationships, or work, our health, our mindset...
everything in constant motion.
We work hard to create all of this momentum that allows
us to feel good and accomplished.
Then we hit turbulence and our brain goes...
'fuck it, this was stupid, what was I thinking?'
We forget why we started in the first place,
we want to punt our plans and goals
and run for safety and comfort.
When it feels like it's coming down on us
we must realize that the challenge is here
to test us, our plans, our resolve.
Are we serious?
Or full of shit?
Do we really want it?
Are we willing to stick it out?
Will we earn it?
Challenge proves if we're serious,
shows us where we are lacking,
what needs our attention,
and how we can improve.
Allowing us to be grateful in progress
and the good times that come and go.
If we take the space to see these challenges
with proper perspective we can benefit
from overcoming them.
A victim perspective allows us to turn
everything into an excuse,
a reason to quit.
A grateful perspective allows us to turn
everything into an opportunity,
a reason to improve and forge on.
It serves us to understand that the cues
from the challenge are steering us towards
the person we were meant to be.