“There is no challenge more challenging than the challenge to improve yourself.” ~Michael F. Staley
Ain’t that the truth! When I started this blog, I had already been on the path to improving myself for a while. But in all the time before this blog, and all the time since I started it, the challenge hasn’t lessened. If anything it’s grown greater. As I strive for my goals and long to make my life what I want it to be, I find the journey to be riddled with challenges. There are always worries to overcome, and bills to pay, and things to do. But that ultimate goal of improving myself and becoming the person I want to be — well, that’s the hardest part of all.
Earlier I discussed how easy it was to plan out what I was going to do. I could come up with to do lists and action plans and schedules. But taking that leap and actually doing something that would improve my life has proven to be more difficult. And I think that makes it so difficult is the self-doubt. We put ourselves last so often that it’s hard to put ourselves first. What makes us think we’re worth it? Why won’t we fail? What’s the point?
And yet as we struggle with this greatest challenge of all, a little voice in the back of our minds pushes us forward with five little words: “it’ll all be worth it.” So despite the challenge, we persevere. And the challenge will be overcome. It won’t be an easy path, but the destination will be worth it.