Keeping the Wind in Your Sails

You’re so excited about your new project/plan/resolution, you can hardly sleep. Millions of ideas whirl in your head. You’re inspired, passionate, and you can hardly keep up with the brilliance spinning out of your brain. This is literally going to be the best thing you've ever done for yourself/your business/your life.

In your mind, this is it.

And then, just as quickly as your rush of brilliance came, your momentum deflates like an old balloon.

Suddenly, you find yourself staring at your piles of what you started. Plans, notes, scribbles, segments of this and that, feeling overwhelmed, stuck… or maybe even bored. The idea of starting this back up is too much to bear.

Friends ask you, “So, how’s it going with your new [insert your new thing]? You seemed so excited last week!” You hang your head in shame.

Maybe you’ve lost your momentum in a new meditation routine or weight loss plan, and you still want to get back on track. Maybe you still feel like your concept is a brilliant idea, and will be amazing, but no matter how hard your try, you just can’t seem to get your mojo back and FINISH it.

If that’s your current state, I feel for you. It’s frustrating when you start a new endeavor feeling like an Olympic sprinter, only to drag to a screeching halt a few days later. But I’m here to tell you, it IS possible to reignite your motivation and get the wind back in your sails.

But I’m also here to tell you that no one is going to blow the wind in your sails but you (dammit). At the end of the day, you are the one who has to feed it and keep it alive. It’s one thing to build an idea, but it’s quite another to keep it afloat and moving forward, especially when things get rocky.

When you don’t feed your spirit, it dies out. When you don’t feed your dreams, they die out. When you don’t feed your relationships, they die out. When you don’t feed your creativity, it dies out. When you don’t feed whatever “your thing” is, it will eventually go away-- it will not survive.