Today I was rounding out about a week of feeling like utter crapola. (Yes, I’m choosing to post the word crapola on my blog) I decided to put on my big girl panties and head out to the deck for some sunshine and a podcast from my new favorite speaker. Before you start to really worry about me, I also put on shorts and a t-shirt before heading outside.
The speaker I am writing about is Brendon Burchard. He is what I would call a motivation speaker/life coach/inspirational badass. I was introduced to him through the Hay House World Summit and I’ve been following him on facebook ever since. About 2 weeks ago I found that I could listen to his podcast through Spotify so….this leads to today.
This little talk is only about 12 minutes and is called ‘Never Lose Hope’
I’ve been lacking in the hope department lately. The tears…not so much. Lots of tears. But I’m kind of over the tears if you know what I mean?
The Etsy shop fiasco really took its toll on me. I had high hopes for that. Like the kind of hopes that make you feel like everything has finally come together in a look at me go kinda way.
The job search is still on and has been for many months. If you’ve looked for a job in the last 10 years, you know that it’s not easy. Everything is online. There is NO personal interaction. You cannot sell yourself with confidence, humor or my personal go to job getting skill…charm. And to add to the regular old ‘job searchin’ is not easy’….I do not have a degree and I’ve been a stay at home mom for that last 20 years.
Oh yeah…my resume is something to behold!
So to be totally transparent, my confidence has taken a wicked hit and I’ve been struggling to find hope.
I am going to share a direct quote from the podcast. Here he is discussing persistence and it’s importance when it comes to keeping hope alive.
To have hope we have to stay persistent. To keep at it no matter what.
If we’ve got our perspective in mind. If we have our plan then we have to be persistent, to keep working towards it.
There were so many times that I almost stopped doing these videos. So many times that I thought I’m not going to write another book. So many times I thought no one cares about my blog posts or Facebook posts. No one cares about my YouTube show. No one cares about me. Oh, whoa is me.
We can all sit on the couch, eat a bunch of potato chips and watch stupid television and feel sorry for ourselves, but that does not contribute to our aliveness. It does not contribute to the connection of those we love and care for and it does not contribute to the things we create and ultimately give to the world.
We have to say you know what, what are we going to persist at? Sitting and eating potato chips and watching TV? That’s not going to be good.
What we have to do is persist towards our dreams.
I’m not sure what exactly it was, but even re-reading it now makes me tear up. There is something so simple about just persisting. Maybe it’s because I know I can accomplish that. I can persist. I may not feel like I can have everything I dream of or accomplish all of my goals. I may be on super shaky ground in the confidence department. But I can get up, wipe away my tears and keep going. I can keep trying. I can keep working towards my dreams. I can persist.
At the end of the day, it’s a win I control…and sometimes in life we just need a win.
This is just a snippet of his thoughts on Hope so if you’re interested, please listen to a version of the whole thing below…I highly recommend that you do. ❤
How’s your hope level these days?
Thanks for reading~