“There is no passion to be found playing small–in settling for a life that is less than the one you are capable of living.” -Nelson
Happy Monday and welcome to November 2014! If I were to paraphrase this quote in layman’s terms, it would simply be “Go big or go home.”
It’s no secret I haven’t been writing on my blog as often as I used to. When I started this blog a year and a half ago, I was really motivated and passionate about what I was doing. Somewhere down the line, I lost that passion. I’m not sure if it’s because my hair has seemed to be stagnate in growth, or if it’s because I have a good job which is keeping me from working on building my dream career, or if it’s the fact that I’m working on paying off my largest loan and I’m not seeing it dissipate as quickly as all my other debts did, but for whatever reason, I don’t wake up early every morning excited to work on my goals. In fact, I don’t wake up early every morning anymore period.
It’s actually become quite the hassle to work on or even think about my goals. I’m coming to grips with my reality, but I’m sure anyone who has set a longterm goal gets to a point where they are just tired of working on it. Where they just want that feeling of success to become apparent and then they can start focusing on another part of life. When I started this blog, I wanted it to keep me accountable, and I wanted it to be an inspiration for other people that are setting their sights on big goals as well. Over the past several months, I failed in keeping this dream alive
BUT, it’s time to find my passion again! As Nelson Mandela stated, there is no passion to be found in playing small, and I know I am capable of so much more than the life I’m living now. At some point over the last few months, I became ordinary. I became content. I decided to go home, rather than go big, and that is not who I am at all. So my goal for this month is to start put an effort into finding that passion I once had! I used to spend hours a day writing on my blog and doing research about things that interested me. I want that Samantha back! That’s the Samantha I was proud of.
I intend to regain my passion in life, and I’m going to start with recommitting myself to my goals and journaling my experience! Happy Monday, I hope your day is as enlightening as mine has been!