Tag Archives: Endurance

Anywhere But Here

21 Nov

Life isn’t always a picnic filled with happy moments and fun times.  There are days when we get frustrated, bored or fed up, and we may wish we were anywhere, anywhere else but where we are.  Sometimes the situation is easily fixed by simply leaving and moving on to something else, but other times it’s not so easy.  We all have commitments that are difficult to break and we may be in situations where stepping away simply isn’t possible.  As we grind through we may feel discontent and dissatisfaction that we have to endure something we don’t want to tolerate.  There are a thousand things we’d rather be doing than what we have to do right now and thinking about them only makes us feel worse.  It’s hard to get through days when we feel bad and every moment seems to last forever but one thing is certain, the situation won’t always be this way.  Change is inevitable and while we’re marking our time in frustration, we are moving forward to something different.  Nothing lasts forever and even if we can’t see the light at the end of the tunnel, we can have faith that it’s there for us and we’ll reach it.  Life is long and we’ll experience many things.  Difficult and trying times are not destinations but merely passages to something else.  We can be patient and have faith that everything will eventually improve.  There isn’t anything we can’t manage and manage well.  We can keep walking forward and find our way through.

Some people are naturally positive and tend to see the good in every situation.  They may be a great blessing in our lives but when we’re unhappy, being around them may make us feel worse.  It’s true that nobody’s life is without challenge or problems but it’s also true that the way we manage those difficulties often sets the tone for how we feel.  If we are confident we will prevail and trust ourselves to find any answers we need, we may navigate problems more easily.  We can hold onto our inner peace even if things are going wrong and remember how many times we’ve overcome in the past.  There isn’t anything we can’t do and do well.

When terrible things happen and we are overcome, we may feel lost and unsure.  We can always stop and stand still whenever we need to until we get our bearings.  We don’t have to rush forward and can take some time to see everything clearly before we step forward.  Serious issues require serious thought and no matter how complicated and difficult, the answers we need will always be there.  With patience and perseverance we can find the right road ahead.  We are strong and capable, and no matter what life throws at us, can manage and move toward success.

Today if you feel frustrated and would rather be anywhere than where you are, be patient and remember change is coming.  You can manage any situation you must and endure with confidence.  Do what is needed to reach success.  You are amazing and strong.  Every blessing is just ahead and you will reach it.  Nothing can hold you down.

Mount Everest

19 May

When someone decides they want to climb Mount Everest, it takes a long time to prepare. They must have a lot of experience climbing other peaks before they attempt such an arduous journey, and they must be in top physical condition. Before they go they have to be sure they can manage the physical requirements that will be placed on them by enduring other similar experiences. The climb to the top will be long and difficult and the weather is always unpredictable. Additionally, they will need to interact with others in a way that will ensure their safety and support. It’s a big challenge and a serious decision. Going unprepared or unwilling to do what is needed could mean extreme danger or even the loss of life. Climbers sometimes prepare for years for this challenge, and even then sometimes don’t succeed on getting to the summit. It pushes them to their limit but the only way to know if they can do it is to try. And so they climb.

We may never choose to climb Mount Everest or any other mountain. But we will face extreme challenges in our lives that will push us to our limits and make us question our abilities. They may be physical challenges but often are other types of situations. We will all face big decisions, major disappointments, and changes in our lives that may make us question our ability to overcome or at times, even survive. Things don’t always go the way we want them to or even the way we think they will. And when there’s an unexpected ringer, something that rocks us to our core, something so disappointing or unexpectedly difficult we may, at first, believe we won’t find our way through. But no problem is so devastating that we can’t manage it. There is no change so pervasive that we can’t navigate it. If we trust ourselves, and lean on our proven capabilities, we will find our way.

There is really no way to prepare for the unexpected. We can try to live our lives to help us become strong, independent people capable of doing many things. And we will be tested time and again with problems and challenges, some big and some small. Every time we sort through an issue and find an answer, every time we push through a problem and get to the resolution, our skills for managing the unexpected are refined. Each day brings something new and as we face each situation, good or bad, we learn. It’s like preparing to climb a mountain. We carry a lot of weight that makes us strong, we make decisions that teach us how to proceed, and we keep moving forward and improve our endurance. This life is a journey. Every turn will bring something new. We have everything we need to face whatever comes and we can reach the summit every time.

Today if you’re facing a big challenge and it feels like you’re climbing Mount Everest, and if you’re struggling to keep going, dig deep. You have resources you’ve refined over time inside you ready to come forward to help you find your way. No matter how far the summit is, you will get there. You already have everything you need. There isn’t anything too big for you to handle. Keep pushing forward and the answers will come.