Today I wanted to kind of dispel a myth. Sometimes we can feel so pressed to make it to the vision that we literally can stress ourselves sick. We hear the motivational speeches about working for hours upon hours forsaking sleep, rest, and peace of mind. I am sorry but I do not agree with this method.
Yes, I believe you have to put in work for your dreams. I believe that you have to put in the time and effort. I believe that sometimes you will have to forsake sleep and rest but you should not feel overwhelmed or stressed. That pretty much defeats the purpose of your vision.
Your vison should not enslave you it should empower you.
Your vision should motivate you, quicken you, inspire you…not tire you. Yes I get having to put in your all, your very being into a dream.
There was a time where I was working a full-time job and trying to fit in time to work on my dream. It was hard after working an 8 to 9-hour day not including travel time. Getting home and cleaning, cooking, preparing for the next day. Not to mention trying to meal prep and get and a work out in, serve my church and community…it can be overwhelming.
It took planning on my part to make this schedule feasible. There were things that I had to cut out like hanging out with friends, watching TV, lounging around, etc. My dream was worth the sacrifice but I refused to sacrifice my health.
Instead of staying up late watching TV or talking on the phone I went to sleep at a decent hour. I would make the time to get up a couple hours earlier so that I could work out. I would take the time on my days off to get my house in order, meal prep, do laundry instead of maybe going to the mall on a Saturday.
It was conscious sacrifice that help me realize my vision. Not working until I dropped only getting 3 hours of sleep and getting my grind on as some would say.
So when you think about the things you need to do to accomplish your vision do not get overwhelmed. Do not take on the mindset of all or nothing or extremes. Our God is a God of balance. Ask him to help you make a way for you to do the things that you need to do and he will.
Quote: It was conscious sacrifice that help me realize my vision.
I am proud to announce the launch of my company Grow Love Daily!!! The first workshop under my new brand will be a Vision Board Workshop on 7/28/2018!!!! I will be posting a link for Eventbrite shortly with all the details. I know seats will be limited if you are in the Charlotte, NC area I would love to see you there!!!!!