A bit of honesty here. I’ve been pushing myself the last several months in several aspects of life and business. And it hasn’t been easy. The worst part? I still don’t see any evidence of my efforts in losing weight and very little results in one of my businesses. It feels like I’ve been priming the pump on a dry well.
Giving up is actually easy to do. And with the right excuses, I can have the full support of everyone around me as well.
To be fair, I almost completely quit doing workouts yesterday. I hate working out but started to do them because I want to be healthy and to battle the middle-aged weight gain. But after three months of mainly eating veggies and three solid weeks of consistent workouts…I haven’t lost any weight. Nada.
And that’s discouraging.
In regards to one of my businesses, I’ve fed it and invested thousands and thousands of dollars and just as many hours – with paltry results.
I almost closed the business back in June of this year. But something in me wouldn’t let me close the doors. I had already pulled back and was about to bury it when God spoke to me and said, “not yet”.
Then, today, I was all but done with workouts but something rose up in me and I faithfully did another one. When I was finished, a profound sense of accomplishment hit. Almost as if I made my first crack in an unseen barrier.
This past week, in my business I also felt something shift after years of beating on a steel door that wouldn’t move. A slight movement that showed me there was life there.
THE WELL ISN’T DRY, IT’S DEEP
After my workout today, it’s like all these years, months, and weeks of effort culminated into one moment and something clicked. I saw in my mind the image of a pump handle. Old, rusted, stiff. I’ve been priming that pump for a very long time in both my weight and in business, not even sure if my efforts were worth it. A lot of energy on something that showed no signs of viability. I have no idea why I keep putting time, money, and mental energy into either of these things.
Yet something (actually, Someone) kept me going.
Today I understood that the well isn’t dry. It’s deep. And I have to keep priming the pump to gather the results of my labor; both in my business and in my health.
The ground is rumbling, the cracks are showing, the water is coming!