Rinse and Repeat

This past week will go down as one of the less inspiring weeks of my life. Nevertheless, it is wishful thinking to think that there won’t be difficult periods here and there. There have been before and there will be again. What I’ve learned is that there really is no way around them except simply going through them, and picking up a little bit of insight and strength along the way.

It seems that the constant planning has gotten the better of me. I’ve reached a degree of burn-out, is the best I can make of it. There are so many things coming to light in the next few months, which is exciting and overwhelming but good. But in the here and now, they are still simply just thoughts and idealistic mental images. There are no physical fruits of our labors yet. It gets a little discouraging. The closest big event is when we close on the house in three weeks. So until then, I need to find a way to stay inspired and at peace with myself.

Because of this constant waiting, it makes everyday feel even more monotonous than it naturally is. The trick is to keep an open mind and not go into it viewing it as a repeat of the day before. To train the mind to focus on the day-to-day and make it unique in it’s own right. Carpe diem and what not.

Easier said than done.

But this is a valuable skill to realize and practice. Because there will be bad days. Bad weeks. Bad months. Guaranteed. Simply stated, it is less practical to try to avoid them than to collect the tools that will help you through.

An arrow can only be shot by pulling it backward. So when life is dragging you back with difficulties, it means that it’s going to launch you into something great. So just focus, and keep aiming.

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