“I can’t tell you how many times I’ve wanted to quit… how many times I’ve broken down… how many tears I’ve shed… how much Tom foolery I’ve dealt with from myself and others. Surrounded by “death” but my spirit lives. Walking through the wilderness, but in the distance, I can see the beginnings of the promised land. Being attacked from every side, but able to stand still in peace knowing the battle has already been won…realizing these tests are simply preparing me to level up. They ain’t ready, but I AM.”
I love this snippet from my journal. I was really going through, but I was determined not to give up. I’d been writing down my goals, how I would get there, and acting on it. I believed it with every fiber of my being. I wouldn’t let it go. Eight months later, I’m literally living my dream. It’s surreal.
I’m sharing this short post as encouragement to anyone who’s in the thick of it trying to hold on. KEEP GOING. You never know how close you may be to your breakthrough. Don’t give up before you make it to the promised land.
How do you keep yourself focused and motivated through hard times? Let me know in the comments below!