For some reason today, I decided to start from the beginning and review my old blog posts – I talked about my pregnancy with my son, the layoff at my job to finding a new job and realizing that my real calling is to become a mom entrepreneur. My first blog post was in June 2007 and I’ve come a long way from where I started. I have had some successes and some failures and some really amazing opportunities. But lately I’ve been in a bit of a rut, too tired to do much of anything.
Then I stumbled on one of my earlier posts – a video clip of a scene from a movie I’ve never seen but that moved me enough to post on my blog. Watch the video and just think about it.
Are you doing your absolute best? I can honestly say for the past few months I haven’t been. Maybe I’m just too tired, maybe I’m not cut out for it, or maybe I’m scared of success. Who knows? But I realized today, that maybe I’m not pushing myself as hard as I should. What I realized is that I’ve actually developed a habit of not doing my best. I’m not even sure why.
For example, when I get on the treadmill I plan on running 2 miles and I’ll do that run the two miles but once I hit the end of the second mile I just stop and don’t even try to go further. There are so many things that I want to do – that I shy away from and I don’t know why. Am I scared of Success? Failure? I don’t even know anymore?
Anyway when I stumbled on this post it reminded me that I need to do my absolute best. I think we all need to negotiate with our body and mind to find the strength to keep going.
What keeps you motivated to keep trying?