This year has been crazy in so many ways and it has made it pretty easy to beat yourself up about all that is wrong in your life and in the world. I have been working 14 hour days at work, and does that make me want to quit sometimes?? It sure does! I can't control the fact that there is a virus keeping people from traveling, therefore keeping them out of hotels. It's so easy to get wrapped up in a "woe is me" mentality and want to give up. But where will that get me? Not to my goal of running a hotel. I could quit and find a job (not in hospitality because very few are hiring) and hope for the grass to be greener on the other side, or I could continue to learn and grow through this process and let it propel my career forward when this is all said and done.
I feel like our generation is unfortunately known for quitting when times get tough, and that mentality will get you nowhere! Yes, life gets hard, but does that mean you should just throw the towel in?? Picture yourself 5-10 years down the road and tell me, does giving up on what is hard now get you to where you want to be down the road? If the answer is no, then smack yourself (not literally, unless you think it'll help) and snap out of it! Get your booty back in the game and show the world what you got! I always tell myself when I feel like giving up these things: "I didn't come this far to only get this far" and "if I can be so far 5 years from now, why quit? The time is going to pass by anyway"
For example, if my goal is to get a Master's Degree and that will take me 3 years to complete, I know that I'll be mad 3 years from now if I didn't start today. People, the time will pass anyway. I'm going to say that a little louder for those in the back... THE TIME WILL PASS ANYWAY!!!!! You quitting or never starting does not get you any closer to where you want to be. You want to own a business because Phil Knight and Bill Bowerman were able to create Nike and make it wildly successful? Great! Go get 'em tiger! But know that your start up doesn't grow into their 56 year business overnight. You can't compare your newly planted grass, to their decades long growing grass. Water your own dang grass and maybe, if you work hard enough and water it enough and give it what it needs, your grass will be greener than theirs one day. Stop comparing your day one to their day 1,000. You have a lot of work to do to catch up to them. And guess what? When you hit day 100 and it's hard, quitting won't get you any closer to a successful business such as theirs.
So are there days I want to give up because I'm tired and just want to lay in bed a little while longer?? Heck yes! But will that mean I am throwing away my dream for a little more sleep? Heck yes it will! Stop thinking life is all flowers and sunshine, because it's not. And whining about it or calling it quits when a thunderstorm rolls in won't get you very far. You may not be able to control the outside world and how it affects your life, but you can control your attitude towards it. I don't want to work these long crazy days, but I know someday people will be able to travel again without fear of getting sick. I know that me quitting now will not get me to where I want to be and more specifically, when I want to be there. I have goals for myself, and until God says to me, "nah girl, we're gonna go this way" I am going to keep watering my grass. I have always been a go-getter, and I hope you'll joinmy march and be one, too! Alright y’all, until next time, get out there and crush it while making the world a better place!
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