Everyone experiences setbacks, both large and small. That’s simply a scripted part of life, with all of its highs and lows. The bigger ones may feel more influential, but even the smaller struggles can sip into our psyche and take a toll on the way we think and feel. Incessant little challenges can wear a person down. Tests and trials can lead to reconsidering our chosen paths and goals. The tough times and arduous uphill battles can make you want to run for the nearest exit. But, keep in mind that personal development is a lifelong quest and success requires strategy, strength, and stamina. Practice faithful and dogged determination to hang in there until you achieve the mission that you’ve locked into.
Admittedly, we all need a refreshing pause to refuel on occasion. Stand still. Take rejuvenating breaks. Rest is indeed an essential function in life – helping to repair our body at the molecular level. Sometimes, we are forcibly subdued into immobility by circumstances beyond our control. We rightfully protest to reclaim our ‘normal’ again. But, there are times when we need to be still — calm in spirit, mind, and body. Anxiety is exhausting, regardless of the source. No worries, the whirlwind episode won’t last forever. It’s important to power-charge hope and confidence from within. Never forsake the self-care triad: sleep, nutrition, and exercise – which is especially critical in building up mental and physical stamina, which is an indispensable part of the script for perseverance; the arrangement of quantity and quality can be a transformative remix.
Halfway through writing this post,
I resigned. Well, there were other pressing things to do. The website plugins (software updates) had distorted the webpage layout — yet again, another hiccup to be resolved! Work became taxing. Where is my tea and sympathy? I was yearning to recapture my canceled vacation trips in any possible way!!! And why did I choose to write about Life’s Lemons and PERSEVERANCE? Currently, I had no motivation to write anything! Me not writing — that’s evidence of a really bad-n-busy day. I was feeling painfully guilt-ridden to ‘stick to script’ as per the agenda I had previously posted.
Everything in me craved rest, relaxation, and ‘may-as-well’ Netflix. So, as I enjoyed my favorite mocktails, meandering and going-about, basking in dense digital distractions, leisurely scrolling through YouTube subscriptions, one podcast featured an impressive guest with a new book – Jim Kwik, Limitless. He quickly struck a chord with me, and I with Amazon in an instant to purchase the e-book (with audible narration) for quick digestive reading. This book revolutionized my script. Now I can highly recommend the book “Limitless: Upgrade Your Brain, Learn Anything Faster, and Unlock Your Exceptional Life” – by Jim Kwik, which offers excellent insights on mindset, motivation, and methods to truly engage our mind for better success in life. It’s about refuting LIEs (limiting ideas entertained), eradicating ANTs (automatic negative thoughts), and a whole lot more — learning how to learn, remember, and think, using the most powerful technology in the world: your brain. Please continue Expanding the Script. “Don’t shrink what’s possible to fit your mind, expand your mind to fit what’s possible.”
Adapting to changes in life, without falling prey to the gravitation pull of circumstances – that’s the heart of perseverance. When life gives you lemons, cut into the core of it. The counterweights of canned energy or stored tension could unleash electrifying results to offset surrounding circumstances. There is a never-ending script of major breakthroughs you can experience within that phase. Choose among myriad methods and remedial measures. Reclaim hope. Secure refreshment. Refuel whatever is necessary. Cultivate grit. Get up again one more time than you’ve fallen. You’re expanding willpower muscle! And you will proudly recount the championship story of how you did not resign from the encounter nor exit the contest. These are those pivotal moments that form the springboard to catapult you forward. Now, evaluate your position: Are you resting, reclining, refueling, recharging, reshuffling, refreshed, revitalized, … on course? How can you further extend the runway to your next milestone? [Practice perseverance!]