When I have a passion inspired vision for what I am creating and understand my WHY for travelling this road, PERSISTENCE is a very valuable gift to give myself. The actual time frame that the journey takes does not matter in the end when I can look upon the outcome. If it took 2 extra weeks, months or years in the end the timeframe will not matter especially if I have documented and understood the lesson acquired along the journey.
It only becomes difficult when I have not understood the value withheld in the journey. I remember thinking if XYZ happens or if someone does ABC then everything would be OK, I would be OK!
“This meant my joy and happiness was in the hands of someone else,
I was giving then my power.”
This realisation caused me to say “NO MORE” if I was to BE happy it was a choice I get to make. I finally got the value of the journey; it was supporting me to become the person that could walk authentically within my vision for my life. A leader who lived a life that was inspirational to others to follow their hearts desire for their lives.
Looking back 5 or 10 years ago I had the vision but not the belief or understanding about myself internally to be able to walk this road. The numerous challenges over the last 10 years have developed my backbone to BE able to withstand anything life sends me.
For those of you that do not know my story these challenges included.
– A son had cancer
– Jenny’s only brother died on train station after massive heart attack, no warning.
– Invested large sum of money with a businessman referred by friends and lost the lot.
– Middle son had a work place accident amputating 4 fingers
– Their property development went into liquidation after the GFC.
– Financial challenges escalate.
– Lost Family home
– Huge credit card debt
There came a time when I dropped to my knees asking / yelling was more like it; to whomever was listening or to the universe, I cannot take this anymore and asked “what have I done wrong”? The answer came back intuitively
“there is never anything wrong”.
An incredible calmness followed with a knowing it was all part of my journey to be able to stand in any heat that life presented and understand WHO I AM beyond the challenge.
Persistence has been my friend. All I needed to do was let go of the feeling holding me back. http://jennyleather.com/life/day-28-power-of-emotions
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