“You are so much stronger than you think!”
Many of us have been at our wits end, frustrated, disgusted, and disappointed that our present situation is just ridiculous, might be causing us pain or even heartache! Ouch!!! Why, that’s because enough, is enough, and all your hard work should have paid off already. Right?! Okay, I get it; but what did you have to sacrifice for others? Definitely not anything for yourself because you would not be having this conversation if all your hard work would have paid off.
Life happens. Career, marriage, children, family, friends, divorce, relationships, dating, another marriage, another divorce, dating, adult kids, family, friends, job, job-less, job, unemployment, family, new friends, social networking, Netflix, FB, Twitter, Instagram, more friends, sex, social networking, innovative ideas, family, etc. You get the picture.
So, when do you plan something or anything for YOU? When do you focus, plan, and execute your ideas? Case in point–Joy Mangano, creator of the Miracle Mop and founder of Ingenious Designs, was also a single mom with something of a family support system. She was focused, had a plan, and executed her idea.
Now Joy runs a billion-dollar company and it’s still growing. All it takes is one idea (i.e., the Angry Birds (Birds Fighting Pigs) game app whose creators are from Finland). Really, guys?! It was released originally for free, and then they charged a $1 and millions of people downloaded the game (probably you). The point is that you need to trust and believe that whatever idea you have laying dormant in your gut is worth bringing to life by revisiting it, focusing on it, creating a plan of action for it, and executing that plan of action. I know that it’s much easier said than done; but if you never give it a try, then how will you know if it will succeed?
“In 1953, a fledgling company called Rocket Chemical Company and its staff of three set out to create a line of rust-prevention solvents and degreasers for use in the aerospace industry. Working in a small lab in San Diego, California, it took them 40 attempts to get the water displacing formula worked out. But they must have been really good, because the original secret formula for WD-40® -which stands for Water Displacement perfected on the 40th try—is still in use today.” -WD-40 History
And, today, the consistent success of WD-40 speaks volumes since it is clearly still being used throughout the world. Now, that is definitely great success. So, the moral of this story is think about what the giant or Goliath is in your life, and be willing to face it. When we learn to focus and be consistent, life is limitless to the endless possibilities that you can accomplish. I believe in you, but most importantly, so does God!!! Never give up on your dreams and F.O.C.U.S., and the end results will be satisfying for you and all your commitments.