Struggling doesn’t mean your failing

To the person reading this and the one writing this. Just because you are struggling doesn’t mean you are failing. …wow. When I read that I took a deep breathe and felt a sigh of relief. Who needed to read that?

You guys, we are human. It took me a long time to realize that it is ok to struggle. Struggling means we are still alive. We are allowed to be sad, mad , angry and want to hide in our rooms. It does not mean we are failing. It means we are still trying.

The issue I often run into when I get into my really bad depressive episodes is, why bother. Why am I trying? Who will care? Wouldn’t things be better if I were just not here? Yes, I have had those thoughts. Look around you though. There are people out there who actually do care. They will miss your presence and how you made them feel. You have made an impact on at least one person in this lifetime. They appreciate you. They will miss you. Then look at your family. Your pets. Do you really think their lives would be better off without you ? The answer is a big fat NO.

Struggle does not mean failure in any aspect of your life. Personally, emotionally , financially, or even in a business aspect. It took me time to realize that too.

When I started this “business” I went fast and furious. I wanted to make it happen so bad that I would literally would do anything. Then it slowed down. It took a halt. I felt so defeated. I was struggling. I had to have people remind me to slow down. Think about what I really wanted. It wasn’t a failure. I just needed to re focus. I spent money I didn’t have for those test runs of products that I hope would sell. It didn’t sell like I had wanted. Again, it wasn’t a failure let say. It was just a test run for something different and/or better to come. I struggled with that for a while. I still struggle. But it will be ok because I know that if It is meant to be then it will come.

We are human. We are allowed to have these feelings as long as we know that there are party lights at the end of the tunnel….and that I am going to be there waiting to see your success.

If you think that you are the only one who feels down or feels like a failure then you are wrong. You are not alone in this.

So, to the person who is reading this…I am right there with you. I get it. I live it. I just have to be reminded why I am still here.

Every time someone sees a picture of the car I was in during that car accident, they gasp and say “you are definitely here for a reason” and I get that lump in my throat. I have actually shed tears in front of strangers who say that.

Yes, I am definitely here for a reason and so are you…and I will keep reminding you of it.

Take a look at what is around you. You are a part of that world. Be thankful for it. He’s got a special plan for you and he know that you can handle it.

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