Life can be fickle at times; you think you have everything sorted out and all of a sudden something happens that knocks you and your plans back to where almost before you had ever started.
It’s hard to remember this is not always a bad thing. Frustrating? Very… But not necessarily bad.
Think of a world where everything we wanted was easy to get, nothing required time, nothing required hard work…. Nothing would be appreciated, everything would be taken for granted and it would no longer be something special that you made happen. It just wouldn’t give the same feeling of accomplishment as it would have if you actually worked for it.
Don’t get me wrong, I know there is nothing more disheartening than feeling that months, or years, worth of work seem to have been for nothing.
If you are anything like me, it seems a constant one step forward and two steps back; but believe me when I say it was for something. Whether you can see it or not right now – always remember: It is not all lost, it is not for nothing.
You did this – you got this far, don’t let the setback be the deciding factor for you to stop doing what it is you want. Take some time, get your ideas and a plan together and try it again.
You know more than you did this time last year. Whether it was for travel, work, education, or something for you – you know more now than you did before. No one can take that from you, you wont forget what you have found, or learned. You have been working toward the final goal. While a setback may feel like your work was for nothing, you know more now, you have skills you never had before, you will progress further than you did before – and faster.
You experienced more than you would have if you never tried in the first place. You have wealth in the form of experience. If nothing else, you have been there, you have felt what it was like, you know what to expect and all the paths that did not work. Use this to your advantage.
You are amazing.
If you want it, fight for it. Don’t give up because the path you chose to get there seems to be a dead end or is too difficult right now. Learn from where you went wrong, and try again.
It will all be worth it in the end.
Sometimes the right path is not the easiest one – but it is worth the fight.
Don’t give up.