- It’s my project
- It’s my department
- It’s my idea
- It’s my people
- It’s my initiatives
- It’s my sweat
- It’s my business philosophy.
It was about 18 months ago I got all excited about an advertisement in my towns local paper about the sale of lemon trees. On the mid-page, potted lemon trees bore bright, plump and beautiful yellow fruit that made me think of a hot summer’s day squeezing the juice to my personally handpicked lemonade recipe. I’m a botanical lover too, so the idea grew all the more savoury. There’s nothing better than picking the fruit from your own tree on a midsummer’s day.
So the next morning I was off to the horticulturist and found the last standing lemon tree; without fruit and still quite small in size. I figured looking at it, hmm … lemon trees are hard to come by in my region and the thought of an ornamental indoor lemon tree that would one day bear the fruit to the ideas that had taken root in my mind was enough to convince me to buy.
Some days are rough. Days when nothing goes right and you feel like you’re doing everything wrong. You know those days when you just want to go to bed and live under your covers for the rest of the day. But even on those days, you’re doing great.
Those hard days are filled with lessons that make you better and stronger and wiser. Instead of looking at everything that’s going wrong look for those bright moments to see the good in a bad situation. When we focus on the good we discover that sometimes what went wrong is really leading us in the right direction and revealing a new path to reach our goal. Embrace each day no matter what it throws at you and see the good in everything and remember tomorrow is a new day.
That idea that’s been stirring in your heart, it’s time to begin working on it. Don’t let all those questions that are filling your head distract you, just start. Why? Because you’ve sat on this brilliant idea for far too long.
You’ve been telling yourself that things need to be perfect and they really don’t. That’s just fear trying to get you to run back to your comfort zone so ignore that feeling. You can do this. Take it one step at a time. Everything you need to make this idea happen it’s already within you so begin. Feel that fear and press forward.
Don’t try to solve every problem or focus on every single detail, the answers will come to you just start working on what you can right now and when you need help it will come. When you need inspiration, you will find it.
Everything you need to make this lovely idea a reality will find its way to you but first, you have to begin.
Have you ever felt the need to return to your favourite quote to remind yourself of why you’re doing everything you do? The reason you must push on? Well, I do. It’s in a way, a mechanism for keeping the path – concise, clear and focused. Over time, I’ve come across many quotes, but as a woman, these spoke to me the most.