I strive to make every day better than the one before.
I’d say I accomplished that over the last couple of years. I pushed myself, pushed my skills, and managed to get some good work done, for both the paper and the church. Honestly, if someone had told me a year ago that I would be maintaining at the level I currently am, I would hav thought you were nuts.
While I definitely don’t want to push myself this hard or this long regularly, the fact that I was able to accomplish everything I have tells me just how much I was leaving on the table.
Former Navy SEAL-turned-motivational-speaker David Goggins has a theory that the average person only uses about 40 per cent of their true potential, and it’s only by pushing through that 40 per cent that greatness can be found.
I’m not sure if that theory is true, but I have learned that part of my struggles that I’ve faced is the fact that I’ve never really pushed myself outside of my comfort zone. Despite the pandemic, that is something I’ve really been working on over the last year, and in that year I have probably had the most growth that I’ve ever seen.
I know that I can’t push myself indefinitely. I need to back off and recharge a bit. Still, the drive to get the stories written and videos done for the church has pushed me mentally and physically longer and harder than I have been able to accomplish in years.
Still, after the last couple of weeks, I’m tired. I was able to enjoy a quieter day yesterday, but today I was on the go again, filming and editing for my church’s Christmas Eve service, which goes live day after tomorrow. I managed to get most of the editing done on it it today, leaving me a few minor edits to finish off tomorrow.
Once that is done, I actually have a few days to unwind without anything really pressing on the agenda, which I am happy about. After this last year end push, I need a bit of a break. Thanks to the lockdown work is going to be quiet for at least another two to three weeks, but that doesn’t mean I can kick back. My deadline for school is approaching, and the less time at work will give me time to focus on that.
In the meantime, I’m going to sleep in tomorrow, and clean up any loose ends that I have outstanding before I settle in for Christmas.