The heart is deceitful above all things and beyond cure. Who can understand it?Jeremiah 17:9
This is an anonymous guest post from a friend in response to my question: “What motivates you to keep going?”
Trust me it gets dark for everyone.
I feel it gets darker for people like us. Because we hold ourselves to a much higher standard.
I’ve struggled with pride for a long time so much that even a person gave me a book on humility.
Moving past that, people like us have this outgoing and ongoing effort. I don’t feel we can help it, it is a gift from God.
There are big ass road blocks we and others face.
Granted all of us take time off from it and get into slumps.
But we see these glimmers of Hope and Sparkles in our kids. Will see our friends and Associates doing creative things that we know we’re capable of. We are supposed to be around we are supposed to be enjoying, we are supposed to be growing.
And it reminds us that we are Ultra creative and we may not have an immediate answer but we know multiple paths around something. And if we want something we find ways to achieve it or angles to try and eventually it comes.
Then there are plenty of surprise blessings that can’t be explained other than mini miracles. So even being hard on your self there are so many positive reinforcements that your like I have to keep at it.
We run from it sometimes my wife gets mad because I follow many mentors and should put everything up to God.
When I talk to friends and I know they’re going through things and they ask for advice one of my favorite quotes is look no matter what the struggle is ” work like it’s up to you and pray like it’s up to God” dont just sit there and dont dwell on it.
The take-home message for me is I’m always falling forward.
I’ve heard it as failing forward. However that’s not how i feel. Im always falling/leaning forward.
Like an analogy of being top-heavy. But in the sense that I’m always going to push myself toward something I’m going to be working on something, I’m going to be progressing, I’m going to be learning, I’m going to be asking for help.
Personally I’m not the type that can sit back. Some people are like rest and be content.
Me I’d rather be working on something or listening to a podcast. Or talking with a friend or family member.
Even listening to interviews of people struggles and what they did in the amount of years or decades it took them to achieve what they were after. There’s a few rare things if maybe you’re an Einstein or a Tesla.
Most other things you can find someone that’s done it and even written a book about it which proves to me it’s all possible.
There are lots of people that depend on me, but more motivating knowing people BELIEVE in me.
So take home message personally I’m always leaning forward.
Then scientific side being work to get hydrated for 3 days straight and see if you feel better. And workout even if its simple it will change your day by 20-80%