It’s time to give you the last post of a week about being overwhelmed. I hope you understand the main thing is it is a feeling, and each day no matter what we went over first we had to understand it was a feeling we needed to overcome.
Now as we look to the weekend to take a break, I’m about to jump on the motorcycle and head out of town for some riding. But I wanted to touch on the idea that before we finish up we need to look back at our past. No matter what you are dealing with right now, you made it through before and you can make it through again.
Yes, this one may seem like it’s the hardest challenge, but really the others were just setting you up to handle this one. That brings me the greatest hope: knowing that I have made it through tough times before and I need to keep pushing today to make it through this one.
I know each time that overwhelmed feeling comes, it is just that: overwhelming. The hardest thing is to look back and remember I did it before; I’ll do it again. It’s like entering a tunnel. In the short tunnels, you can see a spot of light on the other side. The longer the tunnel, the harder to believe that light is on the other side.
When we think of the tunnel idea, how you see your chances of success also depends on what mode of transportation you are using to go through it. If you are walking, it will seem longer; taking a car or train through them will seem less stressful. Well this week was to get you to look at that tunnel and realize there is light on the other side of that tunnel — and it’s not a train, as the old joke says. It’s sunshine.
Life is going to give you more times of these feelings; you must look at the past and learn from it. You need to understand no matter the tunnel size, you have been there before; think confidently that you are going through that tunnel on a train that has done it a million times. After all, millions of people have gone through this feeling of being overwhelmed and made it out on the other side. So will you.
Have a great weekend and enjoy life. Stop letting that overwhelmed feeling take over.
I’m Tim Gillette, the Rocker Life Coach. It’s time to live your dream, to love what you do and those you share life with. Look to the future with a reminder of the past you made it through. You will make it through again and be a RockStar in your world.