Life is funny. Sometimes you’re going full speed ahead toward your dreams and the next moment you feel derailed and your passion is waning. Keeping your enthusiasm and passion can be difficult. What’s a driven girl to do when she’s starting to feel ambivalent about her dreams?
Whether it’s a new dream causing your detour or you’re feeling stuck, don’t fret. Every successful woman has been here at one point or another. Full disclosure: there have been numerous times when I’ve wanted to close shop at Stylish Thought. Sometimes I’ve felt like nothing was happening or that I was writing into a bubble and no one was paying attention.
Thank goodness I ignored those temporary urges. But how did I know that they were just passing thoughts? Listening to your heart is the only way to know whether your passion is for the short-term or the long haul. Each time I’ve felt like giving up, I listened to my inner voice. Did I really want to quit or was I just momentarily frustrated?
What else would I do if I gave up? Would I be okay if Stylish Thought ended tomorrow? These are questions I asked myself and still do from time to time. Passion isn’t an endless road without detours or side steps. It’s not a straight course; it’s a winding road and sometimes you have to pull over to make sure you’re going in the right direction.