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Stuck In The Middle (Don't Get Stuck In The Middle)

Despite all the positive speak I put out here and on my blog it was about a week ago I was ready to quit, EVERYTHING. But I decided to move through it because I actually don't know how to quit. Something in my brain (or maybe my heart?), similar to an override that I can't control, simply won't allow it --- forcing me to move/persevere/endure even when I don't believe I want to.

I made it to Sunday where I received a powerful Word at church. The best way for me to sum it up is this:
Things get toughest in the middle of your journey. You can barely remember what drove you to start and even if you know what the end-reward looks like you're no longer sure it's worth the battle, the misery, the pain. It just isn't fun anymore. It is in the middle where you are most vulnerable. In a race, it's in the middle when you begin to psych yourself out. When people quit, they quit in the middle having no idea how close they may have been to the end.

Keep pressing through the outside hate and work on despite of the inside doubt. I promise I'll be right there with you doing the same. It may not be today or even tomorrow, but your time is coming.

Image Credit: One World Jujitsu

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