Sometimes our excitement for what we are hoping for, ends up creating false hope and unrealistic expectations. False hope that we have super human powers to get things done faster than our skill level or health status allows. It doesn’t mean that what we hope for can’t happen, it just means that the timeline or the method might need to be tweaked.
I’ll use the example of this 30-day Dangerous Hope campaign to make my point. I had high hopes when I started this campaign that I could keep up with writing a new blog post every day for 30 days. There was also the high hopes that I could get 500 pre-orders in 30 days. Now, I still have high hopes of being able to get a publisher for this book and pre-selling over 100+ books, but I’ve had to come to terms with a few things and give myself grace along the way.
Living with an illness like Cystic Fibrosis has taught me to guard my physical and mental energy. That means sometimes I run out of steam mid-marathon because I over-committed and didn’t plan my route well, or I went full force out of the gate at the start of the race. I’ve done both during this campaign. That’s why, even though today is technically Day 22, I’m playing catch up and writing Day 20.
I needed to give myself some rest this weekend, both physically and mentally. My body was begging for it and I couldn’t push myself anymore.
You see, now that I’m working from home all the time, I got a part-time job at a small wellness clinic in town so that I could get out of my home office and be around people a few hours a day each week. I’m also still building my business, and in many ways we are starting fresh after pruning back on things this year because of the pandemic and our rebrand. I’m essentially working 3 jobs right now because this campaign is like a job in itself! It got to be too much and I needed the rest!
And that’s okay.
My friend, if you’re feeling the same way, I want to encourage you that it’s necessary to let your mind and body rest and refuel. If you struggle with any type of health challenges, you owe it to yourself and your family to have healthy habits like this!
False hope can create unrealistic expectations and when you notice that, you’ve got to give yourself permission to scale back. Delay what you can’t delegate, just for a few days, to catch your bearings and recharge.
Before we part today, I’ve got to remind you…
There’s now less than 10 days left to pre-order my new book, Dangerous Hope, and get in on all of the one-time-offer bonuses! Visit https://publishizer.com/dangerous-hope to pre-order 1, 2, 5, or 15+ copies today! The more copies you pre-order, the better bonuses you get! (Like access to the Build Hope Library, One-on-One Coaching, Virtual Workplace Training, and MORE!) Offer ends November 11th! Thank you so much for your support…I can’t wait to get it into your hands!