So. I missed posting last Monday. (Which is kind of funny, because I’m always “riding” my team to have their work done at least a day in advance and to not wait until the last minute. And that is exactly what I did. I was going to write the post Monday morning. Hypocrite, right? WHOOPS.)
ANYWAY, the reason I missed posting, is because I got a text at 3:30 in the morning from our birth mom saying to “hurry” because she was ready to give birth. Well, birth momma is in Michigan, so I didn’t have time to do much more than finish packing, wake the hubs, and hit the road. Didn’t know we are adopting? You can catch up HERE and follow the few other posts if you want more deets.
So. Right now I’m sitting here at a Starbucks in Michigan thinking about motivation. I’m tired and emotionally spent. We hurried to get here from Texas, only to find ourselves waiting and waiting and waiting. She is NOT ready to deliver. And if I’m being honest, I’m frustrated with the birth mom, the adoption agency, and the circus that has surrounded the last month of this process. I am not really feeling like writing a motivational post. At all.
But. there is something to be gleaned from all of this. And it’s something I “kind of” yelled at my husband yesterday when he was being a little pissy. Yah. We’re both tired and frustrated. Thankfully we are always on the same team and can talk each other down. What I told him was “Brian, this sucks. But think of our WHY. This inconvenience and frustration over hurrying up and waiting is such a small drop in the entire lifetime of this child.”
This question is applicable to almost anything in your life. Whether it is business related, like earning X dollars, or health (losing X pounds), or whatever you can think of doing.
Knowing your WHY gives your life (or any part of it) clarity. This question can be your filter in which to run your decisions through.
“He who has a why can endure any how.” — Frederick Nietzsche
I first learned of this while reading a business book called Start With Why by Simon Sinek.
So take a look around you and review any endeavor you are pursuing. And ask yourself what your WHY is? And remember it when you find yourself struggling or needing inspiration.