Tuesday, 26 November 2013

The final step

In our various journeys, it is the final home stretch that can be most exhausting and require the most mental strength. One more push, one last try, you're almost there. You can hear the roar of the crowd but the finish line seems too far to reach. It took me two years to publish my Masters Thesis and I wanted to give up so many times. Especially at the end. I wanted to hit delete and erase all the blood and sweat. But a mentor reminded me what was standing in my way. Fear. Fear that people may read my book and scoff at it. "You call that writing!" I felt so naked and exposed and I wanted to cover back up and continue walking on clothed and safe from judgement. Sometimes you must toss off the covers and roll out of your procrastinating mind awake to face the light, as blinding as it may seem. You have reached the peak, take the final steps, and view the vistas before you. You've made it, kid.


  1. "Courage faces fear and thereby masters it."

    "Our doubts are traitors and make us lose the good we oft might win, by failing to attempt." Measure for Measure, by a guy name Will.

    When I am filled with emotional constancy, that is, the love and affirmation from those who love me---even when I'm down or psychotic---I am transformed. I move from doubt, hesitancy, and fear to confidence, not only in my abilities, but in the knowing that I will have serenity, even during the darkest or most challenging moments in life. When I dwell within a loving community where I enjoy bonding, Peace of mind and thriving is mine, even in the midst of difficulties.

    1. I bet there are many Pablo-isms that would help me get through difficult tasks!!

  2. Here's one: "Success depends not merely in how well we do the things we enjoy, but in how conscientiously we perform those that we don't." by John Maxwell in "Developing the Leader Around You"

  3. You're a beautiful soul - and I heart you.