You know, we personal development peeps are a strange lot, amirite? We go on and on about how you need to flick fear and embrace change and try new things and so much other positive life changing stuff. I ain’t gonna lie. I’m definitely one of those peeps.
Fuck fear, release your past, grab your dreams by the balls and show them who’s boss, don’t stop until you succeed.
Yup, on my Facebook Lives I go on and on about how happiness and success is in your hands and stop whining and complaining and for the love of God, get out of your comfort zone.
Yet here I sit, for two days now, staring blankly at my keyboard, no motivation, no inspiration, not a drop of “go get ’em tiger”. My tank is dry. I have officially fallen and I can’t get up.
Fact of the matter is, I can get up, just not right now. Maybe not today. Perhaps tomorrow but that’s anyone’s guess.
What personal development peeps don’t tell you, or should I dare to say, don’t want you to know, is that we have down days too. We have days where we just say “ok fuck this shit, I’m tapping out”.
We do. Shocker, right? We don’t all have it together all the time. Every now and then I just want a blankie and some kick ass peanut butter cookies to soothe my wounded soul because she’s just so tired.
The difference? Oh we’re a tough lot us PD peeps. We recognize the signs of exhaustion, we embrace and honour them and then……..drum roll…..we pick ourselves back up eventually and get moving again. We don’t stay down. Being down there sucks and we are all too familiar with that feeling.
But we’re human and we’re not perfect though many like you to believe they got all their ducks in a row and their life is perfect. Don’t believe it. Our lives aren’t perfect. We have down days too.
So I’m having a few of those down days now and I’m taking time to honour myself and wait for another wave of inspiration and motivation to hit me soon. It will. I have faith. I’ve fallen, but I definitely can get up, and I will.
It’s ok to not be ok all the time. Nobody’s life is perfect. Don’t try to pretend your life is perfect, whoever you are. It’s not and neither are you. It’s ok to be down and want to curl up in a ball and make the world go away. It’s totally ok.
Just don’t stay there. You didn’t come this far to only go this far. Get up. You’re gonna be ok.
Peace and Love