These past two weeks were a bit of a struggle for me. I fell behind in writing my blog posts, and am now having to play catch up. We had a week off from our Sunday webinar Thanksgiving week, and although it was nice to have the day off, I missed the routine of getting on the call, listening to Mark and Davene guide us through the week’s lesson, and the masterminding with other participants. I then missed the following week’s webinar while I was 30,000 feet in the air making my way to the frosty northwest Alaska. The webinars serve as a jolt of electricity to recharge me and remind me that there is a reason for all these exercises that we do everyday.
Now I know that not having my weekly recharge wasn’t the reason for my struggle. This time of year has been challenging for me ever since I moved to Alaska. It’s common for me to go days at a time without seeing any sunlight because the days are so short, and the weather! I question my sanity many times, wondering what on earth possessed me to move to this cold place. A warm-blooded Jamaican girl has no business living in a place where the fog and rain obscures the sun 90% of the year. I’m used to 90 degree weather, not 9 degrees! I feel like one of those iguanas that fall out of the trees paralyzed when there’s a cold snap in Miami. It’s hard to get moving when all I want to do is curl up beside a heater, wrapped up in blankets, and drink tons of hot chocolate!
How appropriate that we’ve started on Scroll III just as I’m getting into this funk.
“In the Orient young bulls are tested for the fight arena in a certain manner. Each is brought into the ring and allowed to attack a picador who pricks them with a lance. The bravery of each bull is then rated with care according to the number of times he demonstrates his willingness to charge in spite of the sting of the blade. Henceforth will I recognize that each day I am tested by life in like manner. If I persist, if I continue to try, if I continue to charge forward, I will succeed.”
I persist with my daily exercises and finish each day with The Gal in the Mirror, knowing that each day brings me closer to seeing my DMP become my reality. I persist each day visualizing, knowing that very soon my reality will be warm weather year round on a sandy beach sipping coconuts to my heart’s content. I persist each day knowing that I alone am in control of my destiny.
I will persist. I will succeed.