Weekend Coffee Break Story: A 2-Minute Musing On Determination
Here's Your Weekend Coffee Break Story!
Time to roll out a new coffee break story—and this one’s about determination!
If you’re new to the Friday format, you can circle back here to catch last week’s intro with a double shot serving! You’ll also get a briefing on Medium, another writing and reading platform where I also hang.
I chose this shortie about determination because it seems we need this trait, more than ever. The pace of life has really picked up, now that we are finally out and about again. All kinds of possible paths are beckoning.
Have you identified a new goal or dream for yourself recently? How exciting! But when your progress starts to falter, remember to rely on your inner grit to keep going strong!
There Will Be Days Like This
... and then they pass
On the outside, perfectly poised.
On the inside, desperately dangling.
I am struck with the vivid imagery portrayed by this beautiful ballerina: I can taste the raw tang of that heavy metal chain. I can feel her clenched muscles as she extends her powerful legs. And I can see her sheer determination holding this graceful pose, despite the ensuing discomfort.
Not unlike my own efforts to grasp a glimmering vision ahead, out of reach yet tantalizingly visible. And all the while, feeling the pressure of a hot and hazy light on my every move. Or non-move, as it were.
How much longer must I hang on?
When will I get There?
Some days, my thoughts flow freely. I’m in synch with the Universe’s invitation to co-create and it’s effortlessly easy.
Other days, it’s a slog. The moments are mud as I slowly sink, then wobble up, in search of meaning.
In the depth of winter, I finally learned that within me there lay an invincible summer. —Albert Camus
Something inside will not let me let go.
And so I persist.
My soul knows.
The Wrap On Determination
No one achieves their dreams without some hard work, patience and, of course, determination!
You’ve already accomplished much in your life. And so I know you have the determination to do more. I’m cheering you on!
If you’re feeling stuck, check out this article on perfectionism over here.
You can be unstoppable—get ready, set, and go!
—and thanks for stopping by!