There are a lot of narratives in the spiritual, self-help, and motivational spaces that can lead you to believe that if something is meant for you, it will come easily.
It doesn’t help that it seems like everyone online these days is flouting six-figure businesses overnight successes: With the promise that if you buy into their secret formula or take their action steps, you can have that, too.
And we tell ourselves that if we start living our purpose, or find more fulfillment through our work, business or relationships, then everything will just fall into place.
No more struggle. No more pain. Just all easy, all the time.
And if we’re not experiencing ease, success, or alignment? Then something must be wrong.
The universe is conspiring against you ➡️ NOT ‼️
Life is not without effort. The universe is not bound by binary thinking that there is only one way, or one path, and if something isn’t coming easily then it’s not meant for you.
Most things are rarely easy all the time.
If you run into a block, figure out a way around it. Yes, it might take work. That is okay. Work is not a bad thing, or a bad omen.
If something doesn’t go according to plan, acknowledge it, and then ask yourself, “What can I do to keep moving forward?”
If you hear “no,” get turned down for an opportunity, or struggle to build momentum in a plan…that doesn’t have to be the final answer.
More often than not, success feels slow. That’s normal.
It’s also normal for everyone to deal with rejection of some kind. Sometimes the rejection comes when you launch a business and no one wants to buy your products or services – yet.
Sometimes it comes when you submit a book proposal, or go for a job interview, and you’re told, “Thanks, but not thanks.”
Sometimes there are days when it feels like everything is coming together, followed by quiet lulls where everything seems to stall.
If you get in your head about where you “should be,” check your influences. Don’t let unrealistic depictions of success distort your perception.
And don’t let yourself become disconnected from your own journey by falling for someone else’s.
Or by starting to believe that if something is meant to be, it will magically come together with little to no effort.
Your calling or destiny may be out there, but it can take work to shape it into what it needs to be.
That’s part of your job: To embark down your path, and commit to showing up for that journey no matter what detours or roadblocks you may run into.
Until next time,
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