Sometimes You Are Going to Want to Give Up!

by Ryan on January 12, 2012

Whether it’s the latest diet you are on, an issue at work or a relationship you are in, there are going to be times that you want to give up and throw in the towel.  You may have second thoughts on a decision you have made or have something happen to you that makes you wonder “Why the hell is this happening to me?” Life can sometimes be hard, right? But, then something amazing may happen. Like finally getting into a graduate program you have worked so hard for or finally getting recognition at work when all this time you have been thinking that no one noticed.

When I left my corporate career to pursue my passion for nutrition and helping others live a healthier lifestyle I had no idea how hard it would be to start a business and there have certainly been times that I question myself or compare myself to others. But, then there are times when I receive little notes from clients saying “I wanted to really let you know what a difference you’ve made for me in this course. I am so grateful for you being there!” or “Thank you so much for your encouragement.  I want to tell you that you are a very good coach.  (-:  Your words really were what I needed to hear.  It was a very difficult week.  This was harder than the trying times with the breast cancer diagnosis.   There are still very challenging times ahead.  I appreciate your grace and understanding more than you can imagine.” I received both of these notes this week and I can’t tell you how much this means to me. This rocks my world…and even tear up a little. It reinforces that I am exactly where I am supposed to be.

So, when you start to feel down or depressed know that someone out there is noticing, they just haven’t told you yet. Or re-evaluate your situation and approach it differently. Lastly, pay it forward. If someone is being supportive, encouraging or has helped you out in some way. Don’t let it go unnoticed. Let them know the difference they are making in your life.

I want to encourage you to set your goals and pursue your passion! It may be a goal to lose weight, reduce stress, go back to school. Whatever!  The sky is the limit and this is YOUR life.  You just need to decide who you are living it for….



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Julie January 24, 2012 at 8:10 pm

You’ve hit a common thread for all women, Ryan. I love how you wrote this article as much for yourself as your readers. We are truly of one spirit and paying it forward is how we express gratitude for the encouragement and daily reminders of purpose that keep us moving forward.

Ryan January 25, 2012 at 4:58 pm

Thanks Julie! Too often we don’t take the time to say “Thank You” or let someone know how much they have impacted our lives. It makes the other person feel good and in turn makes us feel good seeing the joy that it brings to the other person.

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