The Struggle is REAL

I’ve hit a few brick walls lately.

My goals have been slippery and the progress steep. It’s been hard to get purchase. Hard to find the energy to keep going. 

{still doing it.}

The last part of my walk every weekday morning ends with a steep climb up a tall hill.

It may be the hardest part of the journey.

It also tells me the journey is almost over.

Here is what I’ve learned: The climb is more fun than the tenure part. Getting to the top is more enjoyable than trying to stay there.

Jennifer Weiner Real Simple August 2020

Being at the top is great, but I’m looking forward to the downhill ride. Still, I can’t ignore that some say this is the best part of the journey. The hard part.

{It’s the REAL part anyway.}

…there will always be something bigger and better to chase. The work has to be its own reward, because external validations will never be enough.

Jennifer Weiner Real Simple August 2020

Everybody’s having a hard year. On the whole, I have few complaints.

{I’m climbing steadily uphill.}

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  1. —“The work has to be its own reward, because external validations will never be enough.”
    I need this tattooed on my soul.

    I share this video a lot, so apologies if I am showing you this again: Alan Watts (is amazing) talks about the journey vs the destination a lot. This 2 minute video is a wonderful encapsulation of the above quote.

    —“I’m climbing steadily uphill.”
    I’m still cheering you on. I am glad both of us are putting one step in front of the other.

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