It seems that all good things in life require some kind of trial-by-fire and moving to paradise is no exception.
Today will be our last full day in what we’ve come to affectionately refer to as “the rooster apartment.” For the last two weeks, we’ve been greeted at 3 am by roosters crowing across the street. Sleep has been evasive. and we’re still thrilled to be here! (Now that’s saying something!)
The month before our move we had been working non-stop in preparation. From 5 am we were packing and fixing and sorting until we’d collapse at the end of the day. By the time we poured ourselves on the plane we were too exhausted to think. We were on our way! Little did we know we still had to pass the rooster-torture-test to get to the finish line!
But I’m reminded that this is just part of the natural way of things.
Before every great view, you have a steep hill to climb. Before every great accomplishment, you have to do the work it takes to earn it. To expect otherwise is simply a fantasy.
Thus, it goes with moving into our new house in Costa Rica!
What if we were to bring this awareness into every aspect of our lives? If, instead of expecting things to be easy, we trained ourselves for the hard?
But maybe it’s that very awareness that keeps people from reaching their dreams? Maybe it’s a survival instinct to avoid what’s difficult?
If that’s the case, then what if we learned to embrace the hard as a rite-of-passage? To welcome the difficult, uncomfortable, painful climb and trust in our heart-of-hearts it’s leading us to the top of the mountain?
Whatever your mountain might be.
So, tomorrow, we enter our new home ready to begin the next adventure. Knowing that there will be difficulties to overcome and miles to climb.
For don’t you know? Once you reach one peak, there’s always another…
Let your personal journey grow you. Know that each obstacle is simply a rite-of-passage preparing you for the next. Trust that you will reach your aim and that will prepare you for your next challenge.
So, it goes. Life is one challenge after another on the journey to reach your full potential.
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