One of my friends is at a trying stage.
We all have them.
So close to a goal or a dream;
Then that darn little voice starts in
“No you can’t. No you can’t.”
Like the little train that couldn’t
Well maybe it’s the gosh awful mess of a Baptist and Pentecostal upbringing,
I think that is the time when you are closes to victory.
Some may say the Devil is tempting you to fail.
Some may say its depression and anxiety.
I just say it’s the world asking you to show it where it can go jump off at.
I am preaching to myself as much as hoping my friend gets something out of it.
I too am real close to a lifelong goal.
I know I have the skills, the time in the industry, everything I need to be successful.
Yet I too get that little voice.
I’ve never been one to try and drown it, or use any other artificial means to subdue it.
Just not my cup of tea
Instead I dig deep, I center myself.
I remind myself I didn’t come all this way to give someone else or something else the satisfaction of watching me fail.
I don’t know what my friend’s tribulation is or goal is.
I know though if they truly want to achieve that goal they will.
As the great and powerful Jedi once said
“No. Try not. Do… or do not. There is no try.”
That is where we have to master ourselves and subdue that little whinny version of ourselves.
Once that is done, rock and roll time, baby.
Good Luck, Godspeed
aka Soulbound Heart