To Retire or Inspire?
Are things working for you right now? Are you happy with the movement in your life, content with the progress you are making and actions that you’re taking toward change?
Good! Take a deep breath-Enjoy!
Now, it seems only fair to help you prepare…there is work you can do, now, for when you hit the wall.
Yes, it’s inevitable- “it” does happen. There’s no use or benefit in ignoring that there are seasons and cycles of inspiration and transformation.
So decide right now, while you are invigorated, what you’re going to do when that time comes. Create the space in your mind for messages and thoughts of hope and truth for when you aren’t “feeling it.” What is it that you want to do when you see that deep cavern coming into view? Think back to the last couple of times you walked a long dark road or an unexpected dark cloud showed up. What’s your usual m.o.?
Prepare ahead. Make the decision now, what it’s going to look like next time. Do you want to retire… give up…raise the white flag… crawl back into bed? Granted, there is a time and a place for rest and retreat in some valleys of life that actually call for reflection and discovery. But I would say, most of the time, acting in the opposite of what you’re feeling (even though it seems completely against the grain) creates the very propelling power you need in order to move surely and steadily through the difficult times in life. Think of it this way- wouldn’t it be absolutely absurd to grow old and expect there to be financial resources available to us if we didn’t plan for retirement?
Then why do we allow ourselves to grow weary without creating a reserve of hope creating “cash” for this particular time of need? Think of what you can save for a rainy day. Remind yourself what brings hope to you when hope is hidden from sight. By thinking through these things in light of the low times, you are creating pathways in your brain that will eventually become totally paved. These roads of truth-thinking will become your new method of operation for when hard times hit. Stockpile now-while the going is good-create a plan. Come on! Build yourself a nest-egg for your inspirement!