When you’re pursuing your dream, it’s like climbing a mountain and at times, it can be daunting. For the past couple of months, I have not really focused my efforts on this blog like I should have. I’ve distracted myself with a lot of things like dating and spending too much time/money on unproductive activities. I lacked direction and I honestly didn’t know what to do which left me feeling uninspired.
I still created content for Instagram and I jumped back into making my Youtube videos, but I was still feeling stuck. I felt like I wasn’t seeing progress. Let me paint you a picture: Imagine you are on the climb up the mountain and you hit a shroud of mist on your way up and you cannot see anything. You can only see the ground that’s underneath you and the next step in front of you. You have no idea how long it’s going to take for the mist to settle, but you’re climbing anyways to get out as soon as possible. End scene. That’s how I felt…
As I’m writing this and reflecting on my experience, I know I lacked faith during that time. But also, I just needed clarity. That’s why traveling, to me, has helped me to see my life from a different perspective. I was able to rearrange my thoughts and have the opportunity to make different shifts mentally. I came back with wisdom (thank you God) and new sense of focus and drive that I needed to make 2019 MY YEAR!
One of the lessons that I learned was that I need to embrace the unknown and the uncomfortable.
That it requires faith to walk through it all and confidence in myself to keep going, even when I don’t see the results that I’m looking for. I have to remember that building this online brand business is like a tree and it takes a lot of hard work, patience, and watering to make it grow. My tree is not going to shoot up from the sky over night and I have to remember that. I haven’t even established roots yet, but they’re forming and I’m excited for that!
The next lesson I learned on this trip was that I need to be my own cheerleader.
Sometimes there won’t be someone there to cheer you on and that you have to be your own motivator. When it comes to cheering other people on, I’m the best at it! But when it comes to me, I find it very difficult. I can be hard on myself, but, you know what? Life is too short for me to be down on me! I’ve made a decision to change my mindset about myself and to speak only positive and uplifting things about my life and where I’m going.
Third lesson was that I need to focus more on my personal growth in areas such as: financial, spiritual, mental, emotional, relational, and physical growth.
Wealth is my goal in life. And I don’t consider wealth just money and material things. Wealth, in my opinion, is having each area of my life being fully abundant and overflowing.
So now, instead of trying to rush everything into existence, I’m taking it one step at a time. The same movement you have to do when you’re climbing a mountain. Trust me, you’ll get tired, you’ll have to take a break and breathe, but when you’re finally at the top and you can see how beautiful everything is, you’ll pat yourself on the back and say that it was all worth it. This trip was probably this best thing that could happen to me as I’ve felt like I was drowning from everything in life. Sometimes getting away from the messes of life can help you reorganize the mess when you get back.