There is a moment that you break through. There is. It comes, it really does. You just need to be patient. Be patient and deliberate. Be patient and consistent. Be patient in your belief, your humanness. Take your time, there is no rush, no race. There is only the moment that you are in. Each one is unique and magical. Each one holds limitless possibility. Each one moment contains the universe. Because each moment is so big and moves so quickly it is imperative that you be still in your movement. Instead of racing forward or trying so desperately to put yourself in reverse, breathe it in, deeply. Take the moment as the miracle it is and watch as each moment unfolds into the next. Watch as you unfold into the you you choose to be.
We so often give up on what we say we want. We stop working towards our goals, we give up on our dreams. We punish ourselves for taking a zigzag path to our destination. We choose to believe that we aren't worth investing in so we stay stuck. We would rather put our time and money into someone else or into someone else's dream before we threw ourselves completely into whatever it is that we desired. We will even begin on our path, dedicated and excited, full of hope and possibility only to make a few changes and get discouraged that we aren't moving faster. How far do you expect to go if you give up? How long is too long to keep at it? If you have never reached your goal before how long do you think it will take to get there? It will take as long as it does, but you will get there if you never give up.
I have a goal of 1000 push-ups in a day… not at once, but in one session over a couple of hours max. I remember when it was a struggle to do 300 push-ups (about 5 days ago) and I thought about taking a day off. It is funny because I truly get frustrated with how many people think that they need a day off of movement. People, you sit on your ass most of the time… you don't need a day off. WTF!? Seriously. Days off are why you are all jacked up in the first place. Maybe you won't run 20 miles every day but you can certainly sweat everyday. Make your days off infrequent and special. Not regular. Seriously. I could care less how many people have been told that their bodies need time to recover. You have 23 hours of recovery every day. Get your butt up and move. Ok, rant over. So, back to thinking about a day off… I thought it and then I was like, give me a break! I said to myself, lovingly, SUCK IT UP! I got on my floor and pressed out the best 300 push-ups I had done so far. It was at that moment, like so many others I have experienced, that I recalled what it takes to succeed. You have to do what you don't want to. You have to go through the fire. You may need to forgo sleep, hang out time, your favorite restaurants, habits that you thought you couldn't live without; you may need to change jobs, living environments, or let go of some people. You may need to change every single thing if you want something absolutely amazing and new to exist for you.
The main thing you will have to do while you work your ass off, while you dedicate yourself to the steps towards your goals, while you bring your dreams to fruition is….
Wait for it.