When working out different things in our lives and climbing the mountain of achievement we tend to get discouraged on our journey. We think that we have so much to do and so far to go and that we may never get there in the time we want to. Sometimes we thing we’re getting to old or we’re not achieving things on a grant scale like others are. A lot of times though, we are actually doing a lot better then we think. When I first moved to Los Angeles I was very depressed thinking that I was never doing enough to be noticed or I wasn’t working hard enough to gain more traction towards my goals. Often times I was being extremely critical of myself and not being realistic about my circumstances and how much I had truly done. Big moves that I had made like moving to Los Angeles in the first place I perceived as small and not good enough although that was a major move and one that took extreme courage to follow through on.
Time goes by and It can seem like your just spinning your wheels not getting anywhere. A good friend of mine told me once that “ small dust leads to big dust”. You never know how the road is going to be and as long as you continue to do what you do you continue to sharpen and sharpen yourself for when the moment comes that will finally shift your whole life. Everything that I went thru set me up for the opportunities I would have years later. All the struggle, all the waiting, and all the tests that asked me if I would stay true to my craft have set me up for where I am today. If I hadn’t learned to be patient I would not have the discipline required to do some of the work that I do now. An example is mastering hair color. There are so many components that go into achieving a really nice outcome and finished hair style. For years I struggled with color learning what not to do and how dual coding worked , what colors cancel out others, how to master a bob or pixie. Those years of trail and error gave me wisdom and confidence that I can now apply to my work today but I wouldn’t have the same results as I do now when achieving hairstyles if I did not go through all the years that I thought I was just spinning my wheels. Even when it seems that your not getting anywhere in actuality you are moving at the right pace and will surely get to your goals. Its important to let go a little and just relax resting assured that all good things will eventually come in time.
As you water your garden it will not bear fruit on the day you water it. It will gradually spring forth as time goes by but you have to keep watering it in order for it to get to that point. Don’t pay attention to everyone else’s gardens because it may distract you from attending to yours. Continue to build your protective fences around it, nourish it, and care for it. Even when you think its not growing it is actually doing much better then you think. Don’t allow the temporary situations to discourage you from believing that you will make it happen.
Trust that your efforts are accumulating and adding up for the birth of your greatest achievement still to come. Walk in faith and know that you too will shine and that you are actually shinning right now because even if the world at large doesn’t see everything that you do trust that God sees all and will reward you in time for all that you put out into the universe. It all comes back full circle in time.
Greg, this is so inspiring. I feel this way often so reading this spoke to my soul. I have been doing hair seriously for about 10 years and I always felt I deserved 6 figured from my career. I have yet to get to even the half way mark. I told myself that it has to be my fault. I own this. So making a big move had been something that I dreamed of for a long time. FEAR of being homeless FEAR of Success and other factors have delayed my growth in ways. I have Committed myself to over coming my FEAR. I must admit, I have come so far,, I worked with stylist who had more experience, as the years went on I saw my practical skills soar over some of my mentors,, However,, the Struggle was still very real. I made my first move to Tuscaloosa Alabama, from my hometown of Columbus Ga and I am happy I did. Now,,,, it’s time for Bigger and Better💙💇🏽♀️💙💇🏽♀️ ,, Thank you Kindly for pouring your heart out through this article. -Xavier
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