We’ve all once had that ‘bulb ‘flicked on’ in our brains and that bright ideas become real. In those moments , our enthusiasm hit the sky and we had the right amount of the activation energy to start something new and brilliant such as startups ,blogging, writing a new book or starting our dream project. We became enthusiastic and gave our very best and soon were congratulated by those around us and have our dopamine levels increase to bring that satisfaction we crave for our new accomplishments.
What we were never prepared for is that the other circumstances around us will fight for the imbalance our new pursuits had created to get our attention back; it could be our family members or spouse, friends or our paid job, our finances and income, our social commitments. They will hit with such desperate urgency to bring back our devotion which is no longer riveted on them. At first many of us will neglect these undercurrents and disturbances and carry on with our new pursuits, often juggling a lot of things at the same time and very soon, we start noticing disruptions in our routines , stress on our bodies and diminishing interests in things in general because of unresolved issues that were e created . This will gradually increase our stress levels and we begin to see our interest on the new purists plummet also . These kind of scenarios could even make some believe that the new ventures are not worth it and eventually return to mediocrity which in the first instance was their main goal to exit.
I was recently inundated by waves of other commitments and it was not very pleasant moments and I went through so many tough times that threatened to make me forgo blogging but deep inside my mind I knew that if I summon the courage I could get over these and come back to my blogging. I decided to be bold, re-negotiate my commitments to these circumstances and thankfully I have started blogging again
Now I am stronger having emerged from many circumstances that would have turned me into a pulp years back and looked at things that happened as learning opportunities for improvements.
In an event of a setback, we should endeavor to always think of the reasons our dreams are important to us in the first place and allow that reason to fuel our motivation and inspiration to fight for them.
Any time we stage a comeback after a major setback. we should ensure we also start balancing acts for all those challenges we re absorb such as our cherished relationships, our jobs etc and set fresh boundaries and new commitment levels that will enhance our interactions with them. We should also bring to a closure those distinctive things we no longer required to do in order to create more time for us to focus on what is important to us now.