The opportunity you thought was an opportunity of a lifetime didn’t work out because it would have taken you away from “this.”
I know “this” doesn’t look like much at the moment, but it’s you; the you you’ve always dreamed of being…in the making.
The moment you thought you missed was a diversion; one that would have consoled you momentarily, even taken financial pressure off, but it would have delayed you from becoming your ultimate self.
The tenacity you’ve built by pushing through the resistance you’ve had up to this point would have atrophied. Desire would have waned and satisfaction would have set it. An alternate you would have been born.
Satisfaction steels desire. Without desire the fire required to acquire the desire would remain aloof. Seeing it afar off but never being able to appropriate it, to bring about desired change.
Pushing through where you are is building muscle, gaining traction. You are organically growing into who you were created to be. Pain of the present is fulfilling your deepest desires.
Reprieve is only temporary. The cycle will start all over. Whereever you try and run to, you will find yourself here again.
Resilience is being birthed at this very moment of angst and exhaustion. Embrace it. Don’t escape from it. You’re going to need it.
Look! Look! Just over the horizon. It’s everything you’ve dreamed of!
Get up! Get up! Dust yourself off! Keep going.
You didn’t miss your moment; you avoided a disaster.
(c) 2016 Jeff Crume. First published on Medium