Many of us have dreams, goals and aspirations in life that we would like to fulfil and achieve but how many of us are willing to go through whatever it takes to reach these goals. This is where many of us go wrong. We have these big dreams for our lives but we don’t make room for the challenges that come with working towards our goals. Elizabeth Gilbert, the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Eat, Pray, Love, says: pursuing your passion or working toward the thing you have asked for is not a day at the beach. It is not going to be easy. Instead, there will be extremes, many of which will make you question your entire purpose. Expect to be challenged, expect to be hurt, expect to feel lost, expect to feel despair, expect to be double-guessing yourself at every turn.
These words serve as a powerful reminder that it is okay to feel fear and doubt. You do not have to feel perfect and great all the time, to be sure that you are on the right path or are close to a breakthrough in your life. Perhaps it is the complete opposite of how you expected to feel. You may have been expecting to feel happy yet you are stressed than ever. You may have been expecting people to applaud you for your little accomplishments, yet people are jealous of your success and cannot bring themselves to being happy for you. All this can be draining and can ultimately affect you and everything you have worked for. It is important to know that regardless of what it is you want to achieve in life, most of the time it will not come easy and you will not always feel right inside but those experiences should not deter you from your journey. Keep going no matter how you feel. Make room for those challenges in advance and remind yourself that it is not a day at the beach, expect to be challenged.