D was the first person I heard say he was in the building stage of his life. He exuded so much confidence about being able to make life here in Jamaica. He is not inclined to leave his beloved island to “go make life and return”. Why? I couldn’t quite understand.
So often we come into people’s lives at various stages of their stories and we see them now with millions or looking all chiseled. We are aware that it hadn’t always been that way because they might have shared their process with us. Yet, we still get so discouraged on our own journey. This morning I had to stop myself and realise that I have so much to be grateful for.
I have lost some weight, and it could have been more if I could get the dieting under control. However, it is not that I am overeating but sometimes you just have to eat what you have available. I want to invest more, but I can only put aside so much funds and no more. I want to pay off my debts more but I only have so much salary coming in, even with extra streams accounted for. I want to do this and I want to do that and the list goes on. But today, when I look back at where I was last year, even two years ago, am I where I want to be? No! Am I in a better place? Yes! Could I have done better? Yes in some cases and no in others.
For those of you who know me personally, you know I can be pretty hard on myself (and sadly everyone else). I work really hard and my proverbial plate is always full! But today, I had a moment when I just told myself I am proud of you! 11 pounds lighter in 4 months, one debt cut in half over the course of the year (even with the current USD rate), and the list goes on and on. I had to remind myself that even small steps in the right direction are exactly that! Small steps in the right direction.
I wrote all of this to say, didn’t quite meet your weight loss goal as yet? Keep at it! Didn’t pay off all the debt as yet? Keep at it! Not seeing the financial future you want? Keep at it! Don’t have the money to invest? Keep at it! You are still not over your ex? Keep at it! Your emotional recovery is not going as fast as you’d like it? Keep at it! In this building season, whatever you are working towards, keep at it! Read, watch the documentaries, do the free courses, change the people you are hanging with, and change your mindset! Five years from now when you look back, you will be so amazed to see how far you’ve truly come! Haven’t started the journey yet? D would encourage you that “it is never too late for a shower of rain!”
What do you need to keep building on?