It’s interesting to me how I view the words endurance and passion so differently since I began the Simplify Me Challenge.
Although it’s understood that endurance represents staying power, patience, and to some level survival, I never realized that I had the ability to stay within the confines of these words to help bring out the winner in me.
What I mean by this is typically when I would have “enough” of something, I would choose to stop or let it go. But this time, this challenge has brought out something bigger within me that I cannot give up just because I feel like it. There is something that has stirred within me that is almost primal – the desire and the need to fight.
I guess that’s where the word passion comes in. I used to equate this word with love and romance for another person, a career or hobby. I understand that passion is about excitement, delight and somewhat of an obsession to a point, however, what I am beginning to see is this passion has expanded into something bigger, almost viral, that has managed to seep into my very core. For the first time, I am feeling passionate about me.
It’s a new feeling that I am getting acquainted with and although at times I internally kick and scream through my challenge, I feel amazingly blessed that I am learning so much more about myself and how I can use this experience to help my clients even more.
The brutal truth is for years I have championed my clients through their life’s turbulence. Steering and directing them through the chaos, helping them reclaim order once again. Witnessing their inner strength, watching them claim their victory and feel like a winner has brought me much joy for which I am eternally grateful and I know has contributed to my business success.
But this current journey is teaching me so much more. It is helping me push myself to limits I never knew existed within me. It’s making me fight for the winner that has been trapped inside and waiting to get out. It’s bringing me to uncharted areas of my life that is making me believe on a much deeper dimension my favorite quote by Emily Dickinson…
“Dwell In Possibility” for when you do, you will find the winner in you!
Always my best,