Today seems to be a struggle for me. As I sit here typing this post, I wonder what more I can do to keep moving forward towards my goals and dreams. What should I be doing differently? I feel like I struggle and I struggle. What am I doing wrong? Why haven’t I reached something resembling the promised land? For me, the struggle is real.
So many of us enter the land of entrepreneurship with notions that things will work the first time or even the second time. I knew running a business would take lots of blood, sweat, and tears. Matter of fact, in my journey, it’s taken me a countless number of times just to reach where I’m at right now. I had hoped that by now, I would be a little farther along in making income. Don’t get me wrong, I am learning so much. At times it feels a little overwhelming.
The struggle is real.
With that said, I’m in a new phase of my business. Instead of trying to it all at once (and I have tried), I’ve decided to just focus on blogging right now. I love to write and it’s therapeutic for me. If I had figured this out from the beginning, I wouldn’t feel like I’m so far behind now. But, according to whose timetable am I grading myself on? It seems like everyone is becoming successful and I’m still figuring it out. Instead of appreciating where I’m at in my journey, I’m doing something that I shouldn’t do. Judging myself for being where I am and comparing myself to others.
Stay with me for a minute. Comparing myself to others is such a bad thing. We all get this way at one point in our lives or another. This is a very dangerous place to be. I am not anyone else. My gifts and talents are my own. The same goes for you. You can’t put yourself in someone else’s middle or their ending. You have no idea what it took for them to get to where they are.
“Don’t set your goals by what other people deem important.” ~ Jaachynma N.E. Agu,
So, what is my plan? Well, I know I need to sit and plan out my content. That’s definitely one thing I need to do. The rest of my to-do list? I’m not quite sure yet. I’m sure content planning is going to take me some time so I’m going to put my focus there and not stress over the other details right now. As I take my steps, I will focus on what needs to be done in that moment. I’m happy that I have my first step. That’s where it all starts. I’m open to other suggestions if anyone has any. Feel free to comment and let me know.
This journey has been hard and my struggle is real. I’m not even going to lie to you on that one. I wish I could just snap my fingers and what I want will appear. But, that’s not how things work. As frustrated as I am right now, I can’t give up. I have tried, but I can’t seem to walk away from this. I have to keep moving forward.
“Around here, however, we don’t look backwards for very long. We keep moving forward, opening up new doors and doing new things, because we’re curious…and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths.” ~ Walt Disney
One of my favorite movies is Disney’s Meet the Robinsons. It’s the story of a little boy named Lewis, who is an orphan in an orphanage. He is also an inventor. He would come up with some very unique things. Not all of his inventions worked, especially not the first time around.
Lewis entered the school science fair with one of his inventions. Needless to say, his invention blew up by way of sabotage. Lewis didn’t know that at the time. Once the disaster ended, he ran away destroying his notebook. He couldn’t understand what he did wrong. Lewis felt like a failure. He wanted to give up.
Things did turn around for him. The biggest thing Lewis did was that he kept moving forward in spite of his invention failing. There has been countless times where I have failed at something, including things in my business. I wanted to give up and walk away. But, the desire I have for financial freedom and freedom to live the life of my dreams keeps me moving forward. It gives me continued HOPE.
Being in business for yourself is very hard and the struggle is very real. It runs on your time, or in my case, MY time. I’m not on anyone else’s schedule, but my own. I’m not competing with anyone else, but me. The same is true for you. Do things they way that YOU want to. You’re on your own entrepreneurial journey. #DoYOU! I’m here to share all my triumphs, my tears, my frustrations and my joys with you. At times it won’t be pretty. At times it will be an incredible journey. I would love to hear about your journey. Please share it with me in the comments.
Until Next Time…..
Hi there! It’s nice to meet you! I’m a successful single mama, mental health advocate, sports fan, blogger and all around fun person helping other overwhelmed and stressed women entrepreneurs to get hope, have faith and be inspired to push through their depression and anxiety so they too can live the life of their dreams. Say hello! I would love to meet you! 🙂