I went into the new year in a great space, my mind clear, in total control of my life, confident again, loving who I am, fitness levels up and ready to smash 2018… But ALAS… life shall throw you off as soon as you hit a level of comfort.
A new lesson has presented itself recently, and now it isn’t all about “ME” anymore, if you have read any of my previous blog posts, you’d notice that it encapsulates a pile of lessons under a chapter that most can relate to i.e FINDING MYSELF; getting to know who I am and loving that person, solo travels, losing weight (still trying), the big process of eliminating toxic people, the lesson of PATIENCE and at the last one was, dropping ego and loving people, regardless of whether that was reciprocated. A wonderful journey it has been, new friendships were born and old ones still cherished…
This year however, with all the strength that I have built, with all the confidence I have attained and with all the awareness that I have learnt through spirituality, a new phase has snuck in.
I touched down into Johannesburg from a Cape Town vacation, only to find a long line of strong, opinionated, asshole type of humans which life has tactfully arranged to throw at me. I now find myself, on a daily basis, hiding, running and ducking out of situations, leaving me annoyed and exhausted at the end of most days.
As I embark on a new chapter of finally getting my production company off the ground, I understand, that life is strengthening me, by placing me in scenarios, where, if I walk away, I miss an opportunity, however if I am a little more stubborn, determined, yet still humble, I tend to come out a winner.
Judging from my life pattern, I cannot run away from this lesson, because if I do, these type of humans are going to pop up at every corner until I build up the sufficient amount of confidence, bring out that big girl voice, and communicate where I stand and what I want… In other words, fight off assholes by becoming one too!
A FEW LESSONS FROM 2018 SO FAR:
- If you find yourself in the same cycle over and over again, it is because the lesson you are meant to learn hasn’t been learnt as yet, if you want to change the cycle,you have to change your approach to certain things, learn the lesson so you can either progress or move on without having wasted too much time in the same cycle.
- When you get too comfortable and life starts pushing you, don’t fight it, ride the wave and discover what is on the other side of the ocean, it’s happening for a reason.
- It is important to be open and honest about what you want in life, be it, friendship, at work and especially in business, because if you do not communicate, you will never get results… Whether the outcome of this is positive or negative, is a whole other ball game, but honesty to oneself and to the people close to you is an imperative trait in aiding you to make better decisions.
- Step out of a situation and ask yourself: Is this worth fighting for. Choose your battles wisely, no need to fight for every single thing, sometimes, after you give a 100% with no positive result, it’s ok to walk away with peace of mind knowing that, from your side, you did your best.