Perspective

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There are many days in life when I feel overwhelmed by the tasks before me.  Sometimes it is from a long to do list, other times it is the result of feeling the one task before me in in fact impossible.  I slowly chip away at the end goal, feeling as though my only progression is in fact backwards.  I melt into a puddle of self pity, knowing I will never do what I need to, what I want to, or what I have to do.

These are the moments when I need a little perspective.

The truth is we cannot know the path we will take until we have completed the journey.  Sure, we can map it out and make a plan before we head out the door, but there is no way to know for certain how it will go.  There might be bumps in the road, or complete detours along the way that we cannot possible predict.

When this happens I know I need to sit back, relax, and believe that I will get where I need to be.

This is not a talent of mine.  I’m much better at worrying, thinking of everything that might go wrong, and anticipating things falling apart.

Eventually, I become so certain things are going to fall apart, I make it happen.  I stop trying.  I give up the fight, and accept that I will not get where I want to be.  I not only let myself fail, I become the sole reason it happens.

In an effort to work on my perspective on life, I have made myself a little reminder.

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It’s just a few words, written in a plain scarf, but it serves as a powerful reminder to me when things are difficult.  If I can hurdle through space and not even notice, I can accomplish so much more.

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