As you know, I’ve been working on some new projects recently including launching an app and a website. I thought that it would be easy, and that I could accomplish everything in a short amount of time. I compared them to the more “serious” challenges” other people overcome in life. My goals seemed nothing in comparison as I’m sure these people face obstacles I can’t even imagine! But I have learned my lesson: never compare yourself to others!
Now I need to share something with you. It has been a really tough time finishing this project, and I need to explain exactly why…
No matter how big or small your project is, it will be hard executing it and you WILL face obstacles!
Launching an app or a new website might sound like something a person could do in a month or so. Well, that was what I initially thought. Maybe my expectations were unreal, but I was convinced this would only be a short-term project. I thought that I would be able to announce the launch of my new projects much sooner! I was so wrong…
Usually what happens is a lot of things get delayed and loads of technical issues come about. That does not include life obstacles that slow down the process even more. Sometimes you can be feeling indecisive, have no patience, be a perfectionist and constantly overthink things which will really slow you down.
When you dedicate yourself to a project that is important to you, you often will have to face your demons and weaknesses. You become your own worst enemy at times. The external factors that you can not control are frustrating, but adding on your own issues makes it even worse. You might want to give up many times. I was close to giving up when things were not working, and when more and more obstacles came my way.
You hear about how nothing comes easy in life, and you kind of understand that on some level. But you are never really prepared for the number of obstacles that you actually end up facing. One or two are expected, but when you get 10 or more you truly feel like giving up! That’s usually when people throw in their towel and say adios.
Most of the times people are not ready to face hardship. Some parts of your journey will be painless, but others parts will be painful. It is important to remind yourself of your goals and your purpose to overcome those painful times. How badly do you want this? People who want something badly enough, are the ones who become successful in the end. People who have other priorities, tend to fail. Patience is key.
Executing your goals is all about patience.
If you do not have that, then you are up for a challenge as you will suffer a lot in the process like I did. It will push you to all your limits and you are either going to want to give up or get yourself together.
I do not want to discourage anyone. It is quite the opposite in fact. I encourage everyone to keep going! Once you have gone through all the hurdles, you grow so much confidence and get a rush of happiness because you finally did it! You can finally check your boxes and you know you have accomplished what you wanted. You feel anything is possible and you have learned so much from it. With these lessons, you know that you are now fully prepared to take on even more difficult challenges because you have experience. How exciting is that?
My point is just to be realistic and prepared for what is about to come, and do not let it break you down.
Never compare your goals to others. It will be a difficult journey with many obstacles. Your patience will get tested, and also your desire for how much you want this.