When I was 16 years old I went on a bike trip through Europe. We had 2 guides who were supposed to ride at the front & back of the group.
On the 1st day of biking we met in the morning, ready to ride. Us kids expected to be told our plan for the day & given some words of motivation.
Instead, the guides said, “We’ll meet at the hotel in Salzburg (Austria)” and took off on their own.
We were in Germany.
None of us spoke German.
This was before Google Maps.
Before cell phones.
I only have a few other memories of that trip:
· Riding alone on a mountain in the middle of nowhere with barely any traffic with someone whose bike chain broke.
· Going to get our bikes in the morning & realizing that we had lost the key to the lock that was around 2 of our bikes.
At the time, they were all huge challenges, but they strengthened my resourcefulness & resilience.
Sometimes, I forget how resourceful & resilient I am.
I tell myself I don’t know how to do something.
I doubt myself.
I think about quitting.
I forget—or don’t consider—all the things I’ve done.
I don’t give myself credit for all the things I’ve accomplished.
I focus on the “fails”.
The things I should have done.
How I should be different.
I want to be someone who’s resourceful & resilient.
And happy & motivated.
I just need to remind myself that I already am.
Who do you want to be?
I bet there’s evidence in your past that you are that person already.
Remind yourself of that & go be her.