Over the last few weeks, I’ve been encountering women who are discouraged, wanting to give up, weak and drained. I was a little relieved and saddened at the same time, relieved because like these women I have been discouraged and was not alone but saddened because they had given up. I, like many mom bosses and mompreneurs, get overwhelmed, discouraged and drained. The daily routines of life, business, careers and mom life can cause an imbalance which can lead to discouragement. The pressure of it all can cause us to feel like giving up.
BUT YOU CAN’T. If you give up, you are not just giving up on your dreams and visions, but your families and the generations after you. If you give up the process you have made will be lost and when you regain your strength and balance and begin to reflect you will regret the decision of throwing in the towel.
Therefore, you must persevere, you can’t give up, you have to Push. Queen, Sis, Girl you got this! You were built for this. You are the chosen one to destroy the curse of poverty in your bloodline. It’s time to regain your strength and lace up your bootstraps and PUSH through this tough time, this storm.
A few years back a friend and I was headed to a revival from South Miami to Hallandale, FL. Twenty minutes into the drive it started storming, the rain was so tremendous I couldn’t see the road or cars in front of me. I noticed a few cars pulled over to the side of the road to wait for the rain to ease up. Other cars keep driving normal speed as if the storm didn’t affect them. I got in right lane, turn on my hazard lights, reduced my speed and moved forward with caution. I didn’t pull over and wait for the storm to pass because I was determined to reach my destination. I didn’t continue in normal speed because I didn’t want to risk getting in an accident which would have caused me not to reach my destination at all. So, I pressed my short self against the wheel and keep moving forward with caution. I adapted myself to endure the circumstances.
Some of our lives are reflections of these decisions list above, some of you like car #1 choose to give up because the storm was too heavy, so you pull aside and wait for the storm to pass, so the path to your destination can be easier or you choose like car # 2 and decide to continue through the storm and ruff patches of life at normal speed when the circumstances calls for you to be more cautious. In doing this you risk burning out, you risk being drained and ultimately crashing.
I encourage all of you when going through tough situations, phases or can’t see your next move clearly, don’t stop. Move forward with caution. Keep pushing, put on your hazard lights and keep moving. If you do this you won’t be in the same place, you were when the storm of uncertainty started.
On this road to success, you are going to encounter people and family who don’t support you, people who you meet at networking events and they don’t keep their promises, doors that you prayed for didn’t open. Don’t get discouraged. When it seems like nothing is happening and you’re going through trial after trial, storm after storm. Don’t Give Up. When it seems like no one is for you. Don’t Give Up. Push through and Fight. Fight for your dreams, visions, family and the generation after you. Remember Sis You got this. You were built for this.
Below are five ways to combat discouragement and feeling overwhelmed
- Learn the power of “No” it is ok to say no to people, situations and opportunities preserve your peace and strength.
- Ask for Help. Strong women know when they need help. Start to delegate, so you don’t get burned out.
- Time Alone. Every day spend some time by yourself. You need Solitude.
- Get a Praise. Find things that are Praise worth. We are to put on the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness.
- Get organized. Organize your time, your house and your work area.