One thing I’ve learned (amongst other lessons) is to never give up on myself. I’ve had some dreams where I have prepared and prepared. I have waited and waited to no avail. Opportunities never came, or so I thought. I eventually tapered on my preparations. At some point down the road, the opportunity knocked, I then had to scramble to prepare to answer the door! Take it from me, never give up on yourself! This wisdom journey comes from lessons such as the one I have shared. Regardless of what it seems like or presently looks like, remaining prepared is not an option, it is a must. There are times in our lives when we feel those opportunities should be beating down our door! We can’t understand why we are not seeing results while others appear to be thriving in the very thing, we are attempting to succeed in. Our season lies on the other side! We cannot give up on ourselves. I am a woman of faith and God never gives up on me! Who am I to give up on myself?
We allow others to validate how we feel about ourselves. For instance, we may be influenced by those who criticize what it is that we do which in turn causes self-doubt. We second guess ourselves and our abilities rather than stand in confidence that we do what we do in excellence! Keep pressing forward, keep practicing, keep sharpening those skills because that opportunity is on its way. I am reminded of the journey of the early inventors and how many times they either failed or were rejected before they found success in their inventions. How they had to overcome the naysayers. Imagine if they had given up? You may not be reading or listening to this if electricity had not been developed. The ability to audio record may not have been developed. While success appears to come overnight, in reality, it is a lengthy process. It’s the behind the scenes work and sacrifice that we do not see but please know, THAT is where the development and the perfecting of the craft comes.
Be encouraged and keep working at it. In this winter season of my life, doors have opened that I have been seeking and praying for since I was in my mid twenty’s. Don’t sell yourself short, hang in there! Your day is coming! When it seems as though nothing is happening, keep pushing forward. When it seems like no one is paying attention, keep pushing forward. When it seems like you are taking two steps forward and four steps backwards, keep pushing. It’s all part of the process to get to the finish line. The rewards are so satisfying, and well deserved. Hang in there and embrace your journey.
I am Lady Wisdom! A sagacious lifestyle influencer, embracing my journey! Sharing experiences along the way! Challenging dreamers! It is never too late to embrace your journey and live your dreams!