Nothing frustrates me more than feeling like my actions are ineffective and I’m spinning my wheels.
All that energy put into something, and yet, the result is no change in the status quo. Grrrrr!
Sometimes this happens because I don’t know what I’m not “getting.” If someone would just PLEASE tell me what to do and in what order I. Would. Do. It. IMMEDIATELY.
We’re happy to do the right activities in the right order, but sometimes we simply don’t know what they are, right?
But sometimes (okay, most of the time) it only seems like no change is happening and our efforts feel ineffective because we’re too focused on the outcome to see the micro-accomplishments and changes that are happening as we move closer and closer to accomplishing our goals.
I remember one hot August afternoon last year when I almost gave up writing my 365 Notes to Self book. At that point, I only had about 40 entries left to make to complete it. Quitting would have been crazy, right? Inside it felt like I’d been working on it for SO LONG (and still had so far to go), but the reality was, I was nearly done.
The only reason I didn’t give up was because my Mom encouraged me to Keep Going! I’m so glad I did because my book is doing exactly what I hoped it would do: inspiring people around the world by filling them with strength, hope, faith, and infusing them with the certainty that they are enough.
I know making your way towards an achievement can feel like a long hard road, really I DO, but keep going. Your actions are not ineffective (even though it can feel like it), and you’ve likely already put in the bulk of the effort and the outcome will make a difference for you and countless others.
Today I’m here to remind you that if you are tired rest, but don’t quit. Okay?
Remember what that feeling of accomplishment feels like? Take a rest and then use that feeling to DRIVE YOU ON.
You are capable of anything. (I know you know that I’m just reminding you in case you temporarily forgot)
I’ll be back with more reminders and encouragement tomorrow. Look for my email around this same time.
All the love,
P.S. If you want more inspiration or to chat with me, I host a LIVE daily show called The Danielle Daily. You can tune in here weekdays at 3:00 pm ET/ 12:00 pm PT to ask me questions or just soak up the good vibes. If you do pop in, be sure say hello in the comments. I don’t know who is watching unless you comment. See you there sometime!