We did some profound work in my UnTraining groups about honoring our natural flow state this week... being an entrepreneur is cyclical. Let's face it, we feel invincible one day and think we suck the next (okay sometimes it happens in minutes instead of days...).
So we dove into that void when our flow is ebbing. We get FOMO and we get into comparisonitis. We feel impatient and channel our inner Veruca Salt (I want it NOW). And we feel like we must be doing something wrong.
Hear this... what you do with the void is the differentiator between those who are succeeding and those who are not.
You can fight it. You can go down kicking and screaming.
You can start creating anything to get you out.
You can start throwing spaghetti at the walls in the slim hope that something will stick.
You can start yelling at the seeds you've planted to 'GROW DAMMIT'
You can start looking outside of yourself for results to prove that you're not as incompetent or (insert your own not-so-loving word here) as you think you are.
You can chin up and force your way to the other side, push through.
And none of that is a long term solution.
Because tomorrow, next month, whenever, you'll have to do it all over again. And eventually, all that fighting leads nowhere but where you are now.
You can surrender.
You can recognize this as part of the process.
You can realize that all seeds grow in their own time and you can relax.
You can believe that you've done your part and you can use the ebb to reflect on what you really want to be creating, you can use the space to clear the path for further growth.
You can be gentle with yourself and enjoy the break.
You can learn to TRUST YOURSELF, and the Universe-Source-God that all good things are on their way because you've done your part.
You can learn to float.
The ebb will happen again.
AND if you've strengthened your own internal trust muscles, then you know you will be safe and you will continue to grow each time it does. No fighting frenzy. And eventually you will float back into flow, easily and seamlessly.
The true difference between those who are truly succeeding and those who aren't all comes down to trust. Ask yourself, "Where do I need to trust myself, my process and my flow more?"