"I'm not telling you it's going to be easy - I'm telling you it's going to be worth it."
Motivation Monday - Richard's Insight
I had a tough few days a week back if I am honest with you.
I had been on the road, away from my wife and family for over three weeks, living out of a suitcase in unfamiliar places. I had also had to relive a past painful experience that was difficult for me in order to incorporate this into a speech that I was developing…a story of turnaround but one where there was a steady fall to the bottom before the climb back up again. It was emotional to relive the experience and reconnect with how I felt at that time. I guess I had a mini-meltdown, where I literally came to a grinding halt, not wanting to do anything else besides get home.
I was away from home by choice, but with the clear intention of benefitting my family as a result of the learning and connections that I was making during my time away. It was not easy.
However, the second part of today’s quote struck me…it will be worth it.
Back home again, I am recharged and re-energised I am happy to report.
I developed and grew in many ways over the weeks that I was away, however, I returned to a source of energy, support and love and this renewed all of us. I am doing it for them, however, there is a price to pay at the same time. The main thing to keep in mind is that there is a price for action, but equally a price to pay for inaction too. We have to weigh up the price either way…is it worth it?
My answer…yes it is…but next time with less impact on my wife and family I think…the three weeks and a couple of days was a little more than I am prepared to pay in future if I am honest, so I may make an alteration in that respect. Then again, I am already in a fortunate position where I can make this choice; I recognise this. Others cannot make such a free choice at least. So I count my blessings.
However, my final word has to be…was it is worth it? Given that my being away is a part of my personal and business growth journey that will bring with it more to my wife and family than they have already, I have to answer: yes it was worth it! I will not push it quite as far next time but I am driven by the end-vision, where we will have plenty of abundance and crucially, far more quality time together in the future.
It isn’t going to be easy
It is going to be worth it!