Intern Diaries: This Will All Be Worth It.
Can you feel it? Big things are happening around Denver. I’m not the first to say this and I’m certainly not the last. The atmosphere is buzzing with electricity of change. The saying goes “It’s always darkest before the dawn” and it’s true. Change doesn’t come easy and it doesn’t come quick. The Denver community has been seeing its hurdles and mounds to conquer recently - but it’s good sign.
As I said in my most recent Diary, I don’t believe in motivational speeches. I have never seen the point in morning mantras or empowering statements. They don’t work for me. I don’t adhere to them and frankly, they all tend to sound trite. Recently, I have made one exception. When the days are supernaturally long, sleep is the only salvation but is at the end of a football field sized to-do list and coffee isn’t even enough, this saying drags me out of the gutter and back on the road.
This will all be worth it.
It isn't because I believe that someday things will magically be okay or that fate will take us where we want to be with no effort from us but because this HAS to be worth it.
My boss said something in conversation one day that prompted me to rely on this sentiment.
“Tomorrow’s going to be long and it’s going to be horrible but we have to get through it. We really have no choice.”
It was a simple sentence and it may even had a pinch of sarcasm but it’s absolutely true. She meant that it was one step closer to our next big thing. The fine details don’t matter because we will make it through.
The only certainty in stressful situations is that you will always come out on the other side. My mother always says “Brandon this is really terrible right now but you’re going to be done with it, look back and it will all be behind you.”
The reality is that no one has any idea what the next six months will send our way. Even successful businesses can only statistically tell how the futures numbers may look and EVEN THEN it really is no statistical psychic. What we can do is make sure that what happens during our awake time makes our life compass point closer to north than it did the day before and it doesn’t have to be a lofty task. Sometimes the hardest things to do are the things we don’t account for.
Change is messy and it’s confusing. Building and growing during change is hard but learning is the result of confusion and cleanliness is the aftermath of messy. We are wired to find a solution to problems and take those solutions forward to develop new ones. It doesn’t matter if the experience is good or bad because both increase our knowledge. One way or another this will be worth it.
The Denver community has dreams and goals and we are going to make it to the other side - even if we are missing limbs.
This will all be worth it. It has to be. We really have no choice.
See you soon,