I am coming clean!
Those who follow my writing know I believe in transparency. Usually this is AWESOME… until I mess up!
In all honesty the honest truth is…. I must be reminded from time to time that I am… human. As much as my super brain would love to think I fire on all cylinders 100% of the time… I… in fact… do not.
I was on quite a roll there for a bit.
Why? Well, because again, as it turns out I am human. There are the everyday things that ALL of us face – stresses, doubts, obstacles. I know I have felt my fair share over the last few weeks. And I allowed those to affect me. Things felt heavy. Inspiration had seemed to go MIA.
Now here is the really good news. I am back up on that wagon.
The thing to remember is that the toughest part seems to be the initial effort to change the tide and swing back in the direction you were going, or want to be. It’s so important to remember that there is no time limit. There is no expiration date. There is no required period in the penalty box. The truth is you can step back up on the wagon any time you want.
How to turn the tide:
- Chances are if you have fallen off your wagon you need a rest. This can be a great thing. Take the time to be still and just rest. This is the time new ideas will come to you. New inspiration will find you and re-motivate you.
- Do not force things. Since I am being all transparent here, I am also a Forcer. This has been a tough lesson to learn (and apparently re-learn… several times). But I believe these tumbles from the wagon are the Universe’s way of nudging me to stop forcing. It is a fabulous reminder that things unfold perfectly and in their own time – even if that timeframe does not match the one in my head.
- Look back over the activities of the recent past and reassess if they are truly in line with your intentions. They may be and it may just be a timing thing. Or they may not be and this is a perfect time to modify your path.
- Forgive yourself. It’s ok to take time. It’s ok to change your path. It’s ok to roll up your sleeves (even if it feels like it is the millionth time!) and get back at it – whatever “it” is for you. Be gentle, be kind and be ready for the inspired action to return.
- Believe in yourself. You are on your path for a reason. You have a calling and a purpose. Perhaps that walk needs a little tweaking, but you have a gift and the world IS waiting for you.
- Visualize your return. This means really picture how it looks to get back up on the wagon. How will your writing look? How will your schedule change? How will you adjust as needed? What new ideas will you be bringing with you?
I am happy that excitement has returned. I am feeling re-energized. I am feeling more focused. I am feeling at home working toward my goals once again.
Some folks can make adjustments mid-stride. I am clearly not one of those people. And I am ok with that. The cool thing is the view up here on the wagon is looking pretty dang good again.
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