The hardest moments of your life will be when you’re transitioning from one version of yourself to another.
The pressure of personal and professional advancement will get heavier. It’ll be as if a large piece of cement has been laid on your chest and as time passes, it gets heavier and heavier. As this is happening, your tolerance for certain things, things that may not have bothered you before, will become unbearable. You’re losing oxygen and now you’re seconds away from panicking. To reduce the pressure you have to either decrease your altitude immediately or ride it out until you get to your destination.
Ride it out.
With altitude, some people and things are just going to flat-out die: Relationships, friendships, habits, old desires etc.
As things begin to fall off, proceed with your pursuit and continue to go higher. The weight that needs to fall off, will. Don’t be afraid of a little chaos. Let the chaos relieve the pressure as you go higher.
When you’re walking in a life of vision and purpose, you have to come to the realization that not everyone is going to be down with what you’re doing, and you just have to be okay with that.
It’s a long narrow and winding road for sure. But, I guarantee you it’s a road worth taking.
Put what you want into perspective.
Go all in for what you know to be true and allow yourself to be everything good, bad, and/or ugly when necessary. All of it contributes to the making of your journey.
This is life. Pressure and all.
Life isn’t happening to you, but for you.