I saw this little saying on LinkedIn and had that knee jerk feeling of screaming, “YEESSSSSSSS!”
You know I love to dole out bits of inspiration and motivation, but I also love being struck by it.
This one in particular seems very applicable to just about anyone struggling to impress others in some shape or form (not always for vanity reasons…maybe for a new job or a promotion or to impress a group of “elites” in some group or membership).
There just comes a point where you have to say “Enough! This isn’t making me happy and my time here is clearly not valued!” I’ve definitely had those moments and even left a job after four months because every day was met with adversity and unreal expectations.
So I don’t want to get into all that, but I wanted to apply this to every day life…not just the people you deal with. So here’s my motivational adaptation.
Because I’m always in self-improvement mode (to some degree) I immediately thought about the different types of challenges I’m going through currently.
There are the ones that feel worth while…that feel like I’m making tiny bits of progress even if the journey is taking WAY longer than expected. Examples include figuring out how to get up the warped wall and being able to do one pull up. Very long challenges. Very small progress…but progress nonetheless.
Then there are the the challenges that are just as consuming but instead leave me feeling like I’m beating my head against a wall for nothing. Those are the challenges where I don’t see progress and I’m struggling to understand the “why” behind the original idea to do it. Those I’m less able to go into examples of because some are sensitive issues that I can’t disclose here, but needless to say, those are the ones I need to take a cue from Elsa and just let it go already!
Anyway. I just thought I’d share that inspirational mind dump with you and help you give yourself permission to let go of the things that don’t elicit magic in your life.
P.s. if you’re in the Midwest – stay warm!! We can’t all be as lucky as Elsa.