Inspiration Is Only The Fuel
Have you ever started doing something, got half way through it and then stopped, put it up on the shelf or thrown it back, because you were dissatisfied with the progress? Have you discovered that beginning something new is easier than continuance and finishing it? To start out full of inspiration, fresh ideas, and a long list of things to do is great, but somewhere along the line, energy depletes, and the need to re energize, or get back that first love becomes necessary, or we burn out.
Inspiration gets you started on something you want to do, but as you round the curve and look ahead, be careful or you will detour. Starting over or doing something new is inspiring. It inspires! The fuel of inspiration gets the engine going in any new adventure, but the oil of persistence will keep you moving ahead, the water of encouragement will keep you from drying out, and the seed of determination will help you accelerate.
So, be forewarned and remember the following the next time you hit a hard place such as:
. Lack of funds
. Learning new technology
. Social Media usage
. Lack of instant success
. Pitfalls cased by rejection
. Fear of Failure
When inspired people move out and begin to tread the water, these stones of opposition pop up and stand right in the middle of their path. Opposition will eat away at your inspiration, causing you to wonder whether you made the right decision. Strange things will happen, and unexpected setbacks will come tumbling at you. However, don’t give up. Take a break and treat yourself to something good. Go out and see a funny movie, have dinner at a restaurant with a trusted friend, and let yourself be encouraged, go to a café and eat a pastry and sit and read as you tank up the determination to keep going. These things work miracle. I know. I schedule a date with myself every Friday. There you will find me at our local café, sitting at the table before a large window with my iPad in my hand, a large cup of Cafe Latte and a tasty piece of Apfelstruedel (German Apple cake with vanilla pudding). For two hours or more, I forget what is and let my mind dream of what will be as I watch people walk by while I write in my iPad.
Never forget, the people who keep walking along the path as they face and tackle the obstacles of opposition, which have been thrown in their way, are the ones who develop the muscles of persistence and determination they need to complete their goals. Anyone can start something, but it takes a person with tenacity to finish it to the end.
So, Walk On! The road ahead lies before you; around the bend success is winking at you, luring you to Walk On!