How Long Should You Try?
"How long should you try? Until." - Jim Rohn
I am reading this quote every day recently as encouragement not to give up on something that I really want to create and offer the world. Something I feel very strongly called to do.
Something I thought would take me 6-8 weeks to finish.
Something I started in September of last year.
There have been tears, frustration with the time it is taking me, and a few times I’ve thought of hanging it up and letting go of the idea.
Each time I imagine not completing the project though, I come back to the question, “Then what?”
I’m 52 years old. Realistically, I could live another 30-40 years.
That’s a long time to live with something undone. Unfinished business. The regret of not pursuing a dream and not following my heart.
Some of my coaching clients, especially those over age 55 will say, “It’s too late for me to do what I really want to do. Or to even figure out what I really want."
The way I look at it is, it's not how long you have lived or how much time you've spent doing something else, but rather, how much time remains to create what you want to create. To express what you want to express. To figure out what it is.
Regardless of your age, however long it takes to do whatever it is you want to do is exactly how long you should try.
Until you are no longer breathing, until it’s no longer a desire of your heart, or until you accomplish it; whichever comes first.
The time will pass anyway. How do you want to spend it?
That's the question to ask.
If you would like help answering it or figuring out how to do it, I can help you. You can schedule time with me here to explore the answers.
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