You Are The Lion You See In The Mirror
If you’re like me and many people, you may find yourself at times losing your motivation to do projects that you set yourself doing and somehow couldn’t stay motivated to finish.
You started off the right way with your best foot forward but somehow lost your excitement along the way. You didn’t realize all the work you were getting yourself into and felt overwhelmed. Before you even had a chance to step away and breathe a little bit, you were hit with the procrastination bug. I’ll get to it tomorrow or after tomorrow or the day after that and before it had a chance to soar it was placed in the back burner. On the street of someday I’ll get around to it! The thing that happens to the best of us is it’s not always because of that bug that we stop doing what we start off to do; sometimes it’s that voice in our heads that doubts our true potential. Thoughts of not able to do something barge into our minds leaving us alone and filled with questions we might not likely get answers too soon for.
What I’ve learned in the process is there are many reasons why we don’t get around to doing something from start to finish. Procrastination might be one reason or fear another. Lack of confidence can cause those voices to sound like loud bells. Even just these are perfectly legit excuses however; we all know there’s more. Nothing stops you more from doing something for your benefit or others than yourself. You are your worst enemy. You’re the one that sabotages your own growth and mostly don’t even realize what you’re doing to yourself.
We are not an island. We don’t live on Jupiter or Mars. Although we all know some people that could do with a trip to either planet besides our beautiful green earth. With all kidding aside, I have tried a couple of things that I find doesn’t awake the ant in us leading to those voices of unworthiness but instills a very strong lion that focuses on what she or he wants and has no problems getting it. We are all lions living in this jungle called world. We all come from different backgrounds. We all have a past. Things we are proud of and things of shame. The latter of it all is to keep going even when you yourself don’t even know where. It’s that failing and starting again.
Just remember it’s your life not no one else’s. If you only have one life to live why would you not want to live up to your full potential regardless if no one believes in you. What matters is you believing in yourself!