Good morning! I hope you are well, happy, and motivated today! Today’s blog is about something that I’ve found to be true for a long time and have been meaning to share. Have you ever noticed that when you do more, there are more things to do? If you finally become the Fitness Coach you always wanted to be, you now need to find clients. You now need to do more research of the different strategies your clients can undertake to meet their fitness goals. What if you finally make your dream move happen and relocate to New York City? Well now you need to adapt to the city, to make new friends, to almost create a new life there. It takes time and effort. The more we do, the more there is to do!
There is always another challenge
When we become more and add more value to ourselves, we automatically inherit more responsibility. By opening and walking through new doors, we enter new domains where either we can’t do what we did before. Or what we did before, will not be enough to provide the results needed to succeed now. This is the small price to pay for success.
Here are some of my own examples for illustration. Living in three different cities in China – since 2019 – I’ve learnt Mandarin, built a new network and entered new work environments. This required a lot of time and courage from my part to enter these new situations and become comfortable in them. Whereas if I hadn’t made the move to live in China, I wouldn’t have had to do these extra things. Throughout my life so far, I’ve also had a lot of difficult conversations in some relationships in my life. I have had to summon courage and strength to deal with these situations, as well as open myself up to a lot of pain. Again, all of this required more from me whereas if I hadn’t had these conversations I wouldn’t have had to do more.
The biggest risk is to take no risks
Do you see what I mean? There’s always so much to do and it can be overwhelming! But I’m here to tell you that if it’s important to you, you owe it to yourself to make it work! You owe it to yourself to follow your interests and your path, because that will lead you onto becoming the person you were always meant to be. The biggest risk is to take no risks.
I, personally, can’t imagine not moving to China when I did and not experiencing what I have experienced, because I would still be the same person as before! I wouldn’t have experienced the best times in my life that I have, and wouldn’t be living a life true to myself. In your case, you wouldn’t be the person you are today by doing the things that you have done! Having the ability to do more is a blessing!
With great responsibility comes great power.Jim Kwik
Nevertheless it can be overwhelming as touched on above, so here are some strategies we can adopt to deal with the ever-increasing workload we have in our lives.
At your own pace
Live life on your own terms, at your own pace. It’s so easy to be caught up in what everybody else is doing and what you aren’t doing. Don’t rush yourself to compete with others who are on a completely different life path to you. Take your time and trust the process, you have your whole life ahead of you. This isn’t to say that you should wait to take action. Absolutely not. If action is there to be taken then take it. But in the meantime it’s important to work on creating those opportunities that allow for you to move forward to the next road in your path. Instead of trying to keep up with others who are on a different path to you. The problem with this is that it creates a competition with somebody you can’t compare yourself to! Also it veers you off your own path by accepting the outside and neglecting your inside.
Accept life for what it is. A journey full of challenges and chores for you to complete, where by doing so you will never have a moments rest. Doesn’t sound good does it? This is where prioritising and time planning really become effective. If we can prioritise what’s important to us, – within time periods that suit us – we can do things that align with who we actually are! Therefore we won’t need to be needlessly ticking things off the list and draining ourselves. We can instead focus on the things that align with who we are, that energise us!
Thank you so much for reading.
With love and gratitude,