Sometimes we try so hard to run from the very thing we should be running to. Never believing that's me, I'm seeing where it just might indeed be me! This past week has been another series of highs, however, with a few lows tossed in for good measure and a balanced week.
A friend and I tried our hand at an impromptu venture. The experience has been priceless. Working together has deepened our friendship and loyalty. I'd do it again in a heartbeat. Plus the adventure is not yet over!
Often I wonder how much of the attention deficit order I might have, as it runs in my family. I also often wonder, because of the many projects I am involved with.
I asked a close and trusted friend not very long ago about how she sees me "operate." That is, if I run away when the tides begin to get a little rough or if I make excuses that remove me from the emotional roller coaster. The following is her reply.
"I would never refer to you as someone who runs when it gets tough. I have always experienced that you do whatever it takes IF it is something you truly want to be doing. And that might be the deeper thing to question and meditate on - maybe some of what you are doing is not what you really want to do AND/OR not what you thought it might be."
Can what my friend said to me apply to you? My suggestion is to honestly give this some thought.
What happens when a project or task comes along that attracts you? It piques your interest enough to do research and perhaps engage in its activities. But what if a venture comes about in which a commitment was made to be a part of it until the end, however, although moving forward, you are less than enthusiastic at seeing the project through? Do you continue to put the same fervor and dedication into the project? I know I would not.
You find yourself in the race, jumping over one hurdle after another, running toward the finish line, yet very tired and unable to get enough air to fill your lungs. Depending on the type of event, however, a baton may be passed onto another runner, one who has renewed energy and strength to complete the sprint.
It is important to find the right project and have the right teammates in order to win the race; some feel the right shoes and clothing help, too.
Running from the very endeavors I need to propel myself into helps strengthen my resolve and adds to my expertise. For if I ran the other way when life got a little tough, this column and newsletter might never had been written.
As I look back on those life lessons and trials, I never did run away when the rough times came. In one shape or another, the situation was faced head-on; those hurdles had been cleared making way to the finish line of today. It was the difference between victory and defeat.
What is your race? How many hurdles do you have to jump over? Do you have the right teammates to help your project reach the finish line?
"Enough about this glass slipper. This Cinderella is going to need some running shoes." ~Jane Clayson