Since I’ve been gone for over a week, this post will be a bit longer than usual.
These past two weeks have been the most challenging thus far in this blogging journey of mine.
Frustrations, discouragement, and a general feeling of defeat overcame me. I needed to retreat for a while to regroup.
I’ve wanted to go back to writing since last week. But, whenever I sat down to write, there was always a voice inside my head saying, “You can’t do it. You’ve been gone far too long. You have disappointed your subscribers again. You’re not really helping them. You’ll just fail.”
I listened to that voice these past two weeks. I fell down and stayed down.
How do I get up from this? How do you get up from defeat?
There are times when our will to go on just isn’t there. I even wrote about moving on a while back. I wrote that in order to move on, you just have to decide to move on. But, what if we just can’t decide to move on? What if we don’t have the willpower?
Sometimes, the first thing we need to do is to stop looking back. We need to stop looking back at our failures, our mistakes, the time we wasted, and the opportunities we’ve lost. At the very least, we should stop beating ourselves up.
Only then can we look ahead. Only then can we look at what’s right in front of us.
And once again, we move forward. Even when we’re unsure where we’re going. Even when there’s no certainty that things will work out this time around. Even when we fail and stumble again. Even when…
But, this time, we move forward with trust. With more hope. With more determination. Even if things don’t go our way, this time, we know that failure can no longer break us. Because it didn’t. We have already proven that when we failed. And it won’t. It only made us stronger and tougher.
This time, we also move forward equipped with lessons and experiences. Yes, we move towards the same direction. But this time, we’ll do things differently. Should we still fail, we’d just be equipped with more lessons and experiences under our belts.
How do we get up from this? We get up as better people. This time, it will take a lot more for us to fall down again. And even if we fall again, we’ll only come back even stronger.
Shall we keep moving forward in this journey once again?