You know what? Even the greatest coaches, motivators and mentors get down days. Days when their confidence falls through the floor, when they temporarily cease believing in themselves. And do you know what else? That’s okay.
That’s right. You’re not failing, you’re being an authentic human being, and that’s okay. You don’t have to be hitting a level ten state all the time. You don’t always have to feel 100% positive… because that just isn’t sustainable. Sure, you can always strive to hold onto a positive, go-getting state, and that’s admirable and, perhaps, to be expected… but you’re not always going to get that ball through the hoop.
So, you can stop beating yourselves up now.
Energy undulates; what goes up must come down… just remember you’re heading for another upwards climb. Do whatever it takes to remember why you’re doing this work in the meantime. Keep a log of all the positive achievements you’ve had – even the wins that feel really tiny. Note ’em all down and then, when the downward slide hits, you can remind yourself that, even if you’re feeling a long way from super hero status, you’ve done some blindingly good work, made a positive difference to somebody somewhere, and there are others who believe in you when you’re struggling to believe in yourself.
Take a break. Go for a walk. A drive. Work out. Dance. Read a good book. Write. Whatever it takes. Be kind to yourself and take the downtime as a chance to rest and recharge.
Just keep swimming. Keep going. Keep striving. And when you’re cresting that perfect wave again, this low time will be but a spec in your distant memories. You can do this. You can *use* this. You WILL do this. It gets better.