Oh crap. It’s November already.
It’s flabbergasting how quickly this year has gone by.
I’ve been saying that over and over since June though.
Okay don’t panic. Looking back over this year so far, I can safely say that it’s been a year of growth and education.
If you can look back and think of at least one thing you managed to accomplish or are proud of this year, no matter what size, then I can say that you’re on the right path.
If not then it’s never too late to start.
We learned all about taking that first step and doing something actionable a couple weeks ago when I suggested everyone to take action now.
One common thing that I’ve experienced over the course of the last year is a high level of uncertainty. Uncertainty across all areas of life: personal, work, relationships, etc. And I’ve managed to confirm that there will always be a level of uncertainty in everything we do.
You don’t get to decide when you enter or leave this world. You don’t always get to decide how long certain people are in your life. You may not get to really decide how long you have your job. (Layoffs happen and businesses can go under.)
The pressing matter is, what do you do with that uncertainty?
Do you let it eat away at you for the rest of your life and hold you back from getting things done?
Or can you find a way to channel it into something greater, something to build or work towards?
Use that as inspiration to fuel your fire and give you that push towards where you want to go.
‘Cause either way, the world keeps turning, people keep going on living their lives and you’re not getting any younger. One thing I would highly recommend is to never stop learning. There’s so much out there in the world that can be learned. It will all have it’s own lesson to teach or fruits to bear.
Yes. It will be terrifying at times. But one great thing Mastin Kipp once said was that you can either have a big pile of fears or a big pile of regrets. They’ll balance each other out depending on your choices. With the pile of fear, you won’t have very many regrets.
One kind of “mantra” that now famous performer Iggy Azalea likes to go by, is “Trust your struggle”. She was 16 and had just moved to Miami from Australia, she was working and struggling to break into the music business. She came across a mural one day that said “Trust your struggle” and had it tattooed on her immediately afterwards.
Sometimes when things happen, you don’t get to understand why it happened or what it means right away. Sometimes it can take a LONG time before you really get the gist. And of course, sometimes sh*t just happens. It’s life.
So I encourage everyone reading this to trust their own struggle. Accept the uncertainty as normal and a part of life. And most importantly, LIVE! Live dammit!
Book that trip you’ve been dying to take, apply for your dream job even if you may not fully qualify, (Ask for feedback! It may be the help you need for you to get there.), tell someone how you really feel about them. No matter what, just remember that the best thing you can do with this scary uncertainty is to learn from it.
If you need me to come over, take you by the shoulders and violently shake you into the present day, I am open to requests. Transportation fee’s will need to be reimbursed though. I will take pizza as a form of payment.
Till next time,