I went to a lunch event yesterday in Fort Worth that was such an encouragement to my heart. It wasn’t advertised as an “encouraging” event. It was an educational luncheon on conscious capitalism.
I learned so many things, but most of all I was reminded (again) that I’m not alone in this entrepreneurial journey and inspired to keep going.
The speaker, Sunny Vanderbeck, said something that I can’t help but share with you. He said, “Everyone who does anything of significance has someone pushing them further than they think they can go. It’s not about arriving at the long-term vision that you’ve seen in the distance. It’s just making it to the next log, and the next log. Then one day, you look back and see that you’ve made it all the way. It’s about the journey.”
There are so many treasures in that quote, but let’s look at two.
- You need someone pushing you further than you think you can go Do you have that person? That person who knows you can go further than you think you can and is committed to pushing you, even if it’s uncomfortable? That person is imperative to your journey, whether you’re a college student, a young professional, an entrepreneur, a mother of three or a retired traveler. If you want to do anything of significance, you need someone in your life who is willing to push you. Find them and let them push you.
- Just make it to the next log You don’t have to see the final destination today. Just keep going in the right direction and make it to the next log. Fight with everything you have to move forward, to take another step in the right direction today. Make it to tomorrow. You can do this. Don’t quit because you can’t see the end. Live to fight another day.
I hadn’t put words to it until yesterday, but those two things have helped me immensely on this journey to create HeartStories, and in my life in general. I’m always achieving more when I have a coach I trust, pushing me. And surviving to live another day has been my motto. I’ve felt insecure about not having a clear path in front of me to get to the final destination. I needed to be reminded that it’s about making it to the next “station”.
When I woke up this morning, I thought maybe you needed to hear those words too.
Let someone push you.
Survive to live another day.
You’ve got this.
To more love,