What are you waiting for?
Monday's almost over, and we arose with a motivation to start pushing ahead on projects around the house. It was a good morning, but then seemingly out of nowhere disaster struck. Does it ever feel like you're struggling against an unseen foe? Maybe it's from extrinsic pressure like rules restricting your goals or the edicts being (somewhat arbitrarily) pushed as a means to protect the populace from the virus. Perhaps, it's spiritual forces leading you to an existential crisis as you struggle with the meaning of life, or maybe it's a bit more mundane as you encounter simple unseen issues in trying to go about your daily routine.
Today, our foe was the latter. A clogged pipe that wouldn't budge. I may have been a little hyperbolic, but it did derail our agenda for the day. After a trip to the hardware store to get some items to do some much-needed sink repairs, a bottle of Drano, and a little extra oomph from a can of One Second Plumber we dislodged the enemy holding our day hostage. Other days have been easier, and of course, others have been much harder.
Sometimes the unseen forces in our lives can take a few minutes or hours from us, and other times they steal weeks and months as we struggle to understand and overcome. What's important isn't how the forces come at us, but how we chose to respond.
Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can. - Arthur Ashe
As entrepreneurs, Arthur Ashe's words resonate as a powerful call to action and a reminder that if we wait until we feel 100% ready, we may never be ready. There are going to be days when we feel anxious, depressed, overwhelmed and defeated, but as long as there is breath in our lungs, and we are able to press forward we have the ability to start where we are, use what we have and do what we can. And our prayer for you is that with whatever challenges you're facing you can choose to start where you are, use what you have, and do what you can.