- Jenny Chamberlain
I Am A Success Story!
Updated: Oct 1, 2021
Write Your Story Series - October 6, 2015
Often times we focus on situations that we feel stuck in, goals we are unable to achieve or projects that are incomplete. It's not because were lazy and have no desire to succeed, challenges exist that apprehend and slow us down …. almost to the point of a complete “STOP”.
Living in the state “limbo” can be discouraging when it seems like we can't finish the race, sometimes making us feel less than who we are. Doubt and fear slowly creep in, tempting us to give up hope as we work so hard to achieve a particular outcome where the end game is not in sight.
Instead of moving forward, it feels like we've hit an unbreakable brick wall that we are unable to tear down. We want to throw up our hands and say “I give up!!, What’s the use?? I’ve tried everything I possibly could and I get no where". I compare it to running miles on the treadmill and ending up in the same spot of the room from whence you began.
There is that tiny mustard seed of hope and faith mixed in with determination that doesn’t allow you to stop. Maybe that brick wall is unbreakable using your current method of tearing it down, but it doesn’t mean there is not an alternative, another solution to make it crumble…
It’s during this time of the “Mustard Seed” that we must remind ourselves that “I Am A Success Story!“.
“Well, I haven’t succeeded with my goals or what I want in my life” you may tell yourself “therefore, I am not a success story”.
But, isn’t that what a success story is?
A success story is like no other “life” story written.
A success story is about a Work In Progress. A story of Growth, Challenges, Pain, Perseverance, Faith, Hope and Love. Loving yourself and others to the point that you won’t give up on your dreams, your goals, your vision and possibly creating new ones in their place. So what if you haven’t achieved all that you originally set out to achieve?
I have a question for ya, are you happy? Is there something inside of you that is itching to get out? Are you done striving? Have you surrendered and are content with the status quo of settling for less than?
Maybe your original desires, visions, dreams, goals have changed as a result of life's challenges and guess what, that’s ok! It just means you are growing as a person and You Still Are A Success Story!
Remember – A Success Story tells the life of a person who is a Work In Progress. How they got from Point A to Point Z with all the good and bad in between.
You are in the process of Writing Your Own Success Story, you just haven’t written the ending yet.
Isn’t that a beautiful thought?
Now, how it ends is up to you ……
When you walk out of your door today look yourself in the mirror and say “I Am A Success Story” and before you go home to bed at night say the same thing. It will change your heart, mind and perspective. It just might cause you to want to get up every morning and do some jumping jacks or sing and dance in your car on your way to work.
Quote to Ponder: “If you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move. Nothing will be impossible for you.”
What brick walls or mountains do you need to conquer today? Do you have that Mustard Seed Of Hope that won’t allow you to give up completely? Remember:
“You Are A Success Story!”