“You can keep going long after you think you can’t.” – Roger Knapp
If I’ve learned anything the last few weeks it’s that this quote is true – you really can keep going long after you think you can’t. There have been several times the last few weeks when I’ve been so tired from the sleep deprivation and stress of all that’s been going on that I’ve wondered how in the world I would ever be able to keep going. I’ve been physically, mentally, and emotionally exhausted but circumstances have required that I go forward, even when I don’t know how I’m going to keep going.
With all I have going on right now I had committed months ago to speak at a young women’s conference tonight. All day I kept thinking there was no way I could handle doing it. I had so much going on right now taking care of my in-laws health issues, taking care of my grandson while his mom is recovering from having the baby, hosting my extended family that’s flown into town for a wedding this week, and all the other stuff I need to do that I just couldn’t imagine how I could possibly make time to prepare and give a talk tonight. But I’d committed to be there and they were counting on me…I couldn’t let them down. I told myself cancelling wasn’t an option and I’d have to just make it work. And I am so so glad I did because as I looked in the faces of those young women and I saw the looks on their faces as they connected with different things I shared I knew I was exactly where I needed to be tonight…
I know we are capable of much more than we think we are. And if ever I start to doubt that I force myself to look back at all the things I’ve already been through in my life, all the past challenges I’ve been able to overcome, and remembering how back then I had also doubted my ability to keep going…yet I did….
When things are hard, remind yourself that “this too shall pass” because if you just keep moving forward it will. And one day, in the future, you are going to look back on this moment and be proud of the warrior that you are.
Keep going. You CAN handle this. Because YOU are a WARRIOR!
~Amy Rees Anderson (author of newly released book “What Awesome Looks Like: How To Excel In Business & Life“