This week I had back to back mornings with two friends, both of whom have been working for years on accomplishing a goal that for one reason or the other just isn’t working out.
These two women are smart, ambitious, and have done everything right. They have done the research, put the effort in, made the sacrifices, gone the extra mile.
There have been times of hope and times of despair, steps forward and steps backwards, tears shed and momentary feelings of victory.
But now they both feel ready to move on and start thinking about a different plan.
And can I just say, I’ve never been more inspired.
I have such admiration for the risks they’ve taken and the vulnerability they’ve shown. And now, to look at the situation and say, “It’s time to think about things differently” takes so much damn strength and courage.
The crazy thing is, now that they’ve come to a crossroads and are looking at alternative paths, the future looks so bright! They are emboldened and ready to pursue goals that may not have even been on their radar if it weren’t for the roller coaster of the last couple years.
It may sound cliché, but it seems like these trials and tribulations really did just help bring them bigger and better opportunities. That NOT accomplishing something, but persevering through it anyway, has made that previous goal not an end point but a stepping stone to something better.
I feel so lucky to have such strong and talented friends who continue to inspire me every day and help me realize how liberating moving forward can be, and that the future is full of possibility.