So you hit a bump in the road, and now you’re ready to give up. You’re probably sitting there feeling sorry for yourself and thinking, how did I get here and how do I get out. All while doubting your own strength and courage.
I know that it’s so easy to walk away when the going gets a little rough. We will pack up our bags and head out in search of what we think we want. To just find out that all we needed was a little encouragement to help us stay committed and focused.
Let me backtrack.
I went for a run today, and towards the last 15 minutes, I was downright exhausted. Then I started my incline on the worse hill of my run, and right when I hit that first step up, the sun attempted to blind me.
My immediate reaction was to stop and cover my eyes. A few choice words may or may not have been said. But once I let my frustration out, I dropped my hand, and I ran like I had just stolen something. I refused to give up and use the sun as an excuse to stop.
I didn’t allow the sun to blind me; instead, it led me home!
At that moment, I realized how often I let small things determine my outcome. I have allowed so many things to blind my vision, and then I’m left feeling lost and in constant search for my path. But I would’ve saved a lot of time if I had immediately faced my microscopic challenges head-on.
Instead of allowing unforeseen events to stop me, I could’ve used them as a guide. Not every bump is fallacious.
So ask yourself this.
Are you going to allow the sun to blind you or lead you?
The choice is yours…
You could have chosen to read any blog, but you chose mine, and I’m honored!