Week 11 - Why It's Tempting To Give Up On Something You Love.
There are times we get into a rut. Sometimes people call a cycle of repetitive action a habit. A habit seems like a positive word where rut seems cynical. No matter how we spin it, there is a point reached when our habit becomes tedious. Even though it's something we love, we grow tired of the familiarity. We fall out of love with the work, and we are tempted to give up on something we have built. It has happened to all of us. The entrepreneur throws in the towel of their first start-up, a writer stuffs the first few chapters of the manuscript into a drawer, and blogger wants to turn off her computer and walk away.
I visited the Monterey Bay Aquarium yesterday. Watching the sardines was mesmerizing. If you haven't had the opportunity to see sardines at work, you can look at the video of the Open Sea exhibit at the Monterey Bay Aquarium on this page. Watching the fish swim and sway together, I realized that we don't have a choice. We need to keep working at the job we are intended to do because the work we do will eventually create something bigger than ourselves.
It times of doubt and moments of giving up, say no to temptation and just keep swimming.
Until tomorrow friends.