There will be times in your life where you feel you are running. And I mean that in a good way.
Not that you are just running your ass off. No I mean that everything you are doing feels likes its a breeze. You are hitting your goals, you are crushing your plans. There is a full wind in your sails and you are going baby.
Other days it feels like you are just walking through life. Some things are going well, other things aren't. You keep trying to tip the scales in your favor, but it's almost like the world is determined to keep you at this pace no matter what.
Then there is the crawling. oh man... You look up and you find that there is a snail passing you by. That's how slow life is going. All your plans got shot to hell, you have to learn and adjust on the fly. Nothing is going right, or at least very little is going right. You actively feel like life is against your, and has it out for you. No matter how you try. No matter how many times you get back up. Life is right there ready to offer you another blow to the gut. Sending you back down to the ground gasping for air.
How many of you can relate to crawling most days?
I know I can.
Just last week I had to crawl. It was also partly my fault as I didn't plan properly. So I'll take that one. But the days weren't my friend either.
I was stuck for 12+ hours each day working at a job to help implement a new operating system. Not to mention the drive time that was added onto that. At least 2 hours a day in the car. That's almost 10% of my day stuck in my car.
Needless to say I was mentally exhausted all week last week. Unable to summon the motivation, inspiration, focus, or energy to stay awake and get some work done when I got home at night.
All my plans blew up in my face. I missed deadlines that I set for myself. I missed my metrics, I missed some key opportunities to push my self and my business forward.
It's hard. Its hard to know you have this fire burning inside of you but this body is too weak to continue.
I don't know if you are like me or not. But I plan on putting out quality valuable information and work. If my name is tied to it I want people to know that they can count on it being done right, and correctly, and in time.
So, what can I do to avoid this in the future?
Plan better lol. Strategize smarter. Get done what you can get done today, and if you are able to do more, do more.
What I am trying to say is that it is ok that you have those days where you are just crawling. It's also ok that you strung those days along for an entire week.
What's not ok is to continually go that route. You will need to break that cycle. Find a time or a day where you know you can get out in front of this thing, and get back on track. To find your path again and continue forward.
You might have to walk after crawling, before you are able to run.
Keep your head down, solider through it, and find the cracks where you can squeeze by and get back on track.