Don’t let this year convince you otherwise.
If you predicted the rollercoaster of chaos upon entering this year, then congratulations! I hope you used your foresight to help others along the way.
On the other hand, a vast majority of us were clearly surprised/shocked by the unfolding events throughout this battleground we’ve endured. Hindsight is 2020 (see what I did there? 😉) but let’s get real, the path laid out in front of us doesn’t seem too much brighter – at least for the near future.
So what gives?
I wish I had the answer for you, but you and I both know who does. It’s you. You’re the powerful one, and you probably know yourself better than anyone else ever can. It’s important to look upon yourself during these unprecedented times because you are the one who will be with you for the rest of your life – most others come and go.
I know that life has been discouraging this year with family members dying, high unemployment rates, governmental neglect for fellow humans, and all the other tragedy so apparent in our modern society.
These struggles are by all means not to be taken lightly and it’s encouraged to fight for the things that you believe in. Working for causes bigger than ourselves gives our lives purpose, and allows us satisfaction to reflect upon once we get to our death bed – hopefully after a long, healthy life.
But before we die, let’s live. And before we can live, we need to pick ourselves up off the ground because if you’re like the majority, I’m sure you’ve been knocked down more times than you can count. Remember, you’re a powerful person and although this is true, this is no ordinary year.
2020 has challenged most and when we’re faced with challenges that aren’t “normal”, our first reaction or plan of action is to do what we have always done to solve them (whatever that is for you). Feel free to comment your favorite way to overcome obstacles in the comments 🥰
Also, many of these hardships are massive and off the spectrum of what we may have experienced in the past (at least not as often). Although we see countless similarities among us, everyone’s story is unique.
We need to go back to our roots. What makes you so powerful? How did you get to where you are today?
These things that may he popping into your head may be things you accomplished, or people who helped you, or pivotal decisions you’ve made. Whatever they are, think long and hard about your deepest, truest self. The answer on how you’re going to move forward lies within your psyche, and if you don’t go back to these foundational strengths/ties, you may end up building on something that’s apt to crumble later on.
Trust me, it’s worth the time investment. Breathe and reflect.
Think of this as a means of building up a new foundation. You’re not creating a new person, but this is definitely a new environment that we need to adapt to. As the world is shifting around us, build yourself into that person – one piece at a time – into the person that you’re proud of and that energy will overflow to the world around you. And as you are well aware, the world desperately needs you more than ever.
Make moves in a simple, yet uncomparibly powerful way: stick to your values and take baby steps persistently in the direction of how you want the world to be. These tiny, but consistent strides are what make the difference in the long run.
This doesn’t mean to avoid dreaming big. I’m just cautioning against trying for home runs in times of such uncertainty. Let’s shoot for the base hits over and over again. Our collective goal at this point my friend, is to get to 2021 and bring as many people with us as we can 💚
I believe in you.
Most of us are getting knocked down – just remember that a helping hand isn’t far away.
We’re in this together 💚
P.S. Wear your mask 😷💚