The actor Bill Murray played in an early 90’s movie called “Groundhog Day”. In the movie the main character, Murray, kept reliving the same day. Every day he would wake up only to repeat the same things he did the day before.
I don’t know about you, but sometimes I feel like I’m living that movie. Every day the same mundane task, same daily routines, same conversations, same dreams but nothing seems to be changing or evolving. I become discourage during these “Groundhog Days” of my life. I begin to doubt if my dreams will ever come true. I begin to struggle with my self-confidence and question “Am I really living up to my fullest potential”? It is during these times that I struggle to find the hope to keep moving forward. I struggle to stay positive minded and focused on my goals. I struggle to keep my strength and determination up.
I believe we all have “Groundhog Days” in our life. I have come to understand that these days are a natural part of the journey. You see when I think of a journey I visualize a path that has high and low valleys and in between those valleys rugged parts and smooth parts, muddy areas and grassy areas, hot desert areas and cool springs. I see all these different parts that make up the journey. We don’t know how long we will be in certain parts of the journey…our low valley days may be for months even years while the high valley may only last a couple of weeks. The point I’m making is this…if during your “Groundhog Days” you continue to make the choice to awake and complete the task, even if they are the same ole same mundane task from the day before, with keeping in mind that one day this part of the journey will end and you will reach another point…if you keep doing what you’re doing…working hard towards your goals…taking the steps to change your life and live your purpose…I promise you it will pay off…although it may seem those darn “Groundhog Days” will never end…the reality is they do eventually end and when you get to the other side of it your even stronger, wiser and filled with even more determination to finish the journey you started.