I’ve been Running on Empty for Quite some time now.
You see, when you wake up just as tired as you were the night before, feel that way throughout the day, and do it all over again the next, you’ll try anything to fix it.
Maybe you can relate.
You don’t realize how much you need something, until after it’s broken.
Systems break all the time, and any number of setbacks can and will occur to all of us.
(ignorance is not bliss — it’s negligence)
This is why awareness is so important. If you know yourself, and recognize something is off, you can start doing something about it before it blindsides you.
But maybe you’re already knee deep in it like me.
We have 2 choices — give up, or keep going. (And it’s a choice you have to make every day.)
I choose the latter.
If the break from my side hustles has taught me anything, it’s that we need creative outlets for a more fulfilled life. Outlets for the shear fun of it.
I am called to create and make — no matter the medium — whether that’s through learning, writing, design, coding, music, or what-have-you.
I would rather live a life half-full, filled with meaning and worthwhile endeavors, than a life half-empty with nothing at all.
I may not have the capacity to do all the things I aspire to do with the energy I have, but I am capable of doing what I can with what I have to give.
Action Step: Create / Find your outlets that make you feel alive
I’m still running on empty, and until my glass is full and VIBRANT again, I’ll just have to be okay with that. But until then, I’ll do what I can with as much enthusiasm I have to give. You can count on it.
— Keep Pursuing, Josh Waggoner
“A hero is an ordinary individual who finds the strength to persevere and endure in spite of overwhelming obstacles.” —Christopher Reeve
“All the adversity I’ve had in my life, all my troubles and obstacles, have strengthened me… You may not realize it when it happens, but a kick in the teeth may be the best thing in the world for you.” — Walt Disney
“Life is not easy for any of us. But what of that? We must have perseverance and above all confidence in ourselves. We must believe that we are gifted for something and that this thing must be attained.” — Marie Curie
“Perseverance, secret of all triumphs.” — Victor Hugo
“The two most powerful warriors are patience and time.” — Leo Tolstoy