I was scrolling through facebook whilst procrastinating (I procrastinate a lot)
When I saw someone’s status
‘When you can’t see the light at the end of the tunnel…’
Now I’ve been in that situation countless times (I’ve written about it a lot too)
What do you when you can’t see the light at the end of the tunnel?
Well obviously everybody situation is different –
When I got sacked the day after my Nans funeral was a totally different kind of darkness to when I was facing eviction being broke and starving…
But at the end of the day ‘When you can’t see the light at the end of the tunnel… You keep walking’
When you’re deep in the darkness and you can’t see an upside, You can’t see the way out of the tunnel and you just want to give up and hide from reality – Just keep pushing forward…
It doesn’t matter if you can’t see a way out, It doesn’t matter if you can’t see what’s in front of you.
Jim Rohn says it best on The Ultimate Jim Rohn Library’ (Audible) He says
‘When your driving in the fog at night and you can only see 100 Meters in front of you… Guess what Once you reach that 100 meters you can see another 100 meters in front’ (Not word for word sorry)
But the point is if you keep moving forward, The path unravels in front of you… You don’t have to see the way out you might even end in a different destination.
I know getting sacked after my Nan passed relit the Spark that made me want to run businesses (Although I couldn’t see it at the time)
Being broke and Hungry at the start of the year (Not the first time btw) was just an opportunity to practice Misfortune ( A Stoic Practice -I might write about in another post) I kept pushing forward…
I had to find answers to fix my situation which lead me to ask better questions to find the solution… I wanted to quit, I wanted to sit in the tunnel but I found another way out…
Just because your losing on a day to day – doesn’t mean you’ve lost, You’re just finding a new way to win – Me
“You don’t develop courage by being happy in your relationships every day. You develop it by surviving difficult times and challenging adversity.” – Epicurus
When you can’t see the light at the end of the tunnel…. Keep Walking