When you Walk the Talk and Do the Work of striving toward your dreams, you increase the likelihood of creating a soul-prospering life for yourself and there are other benefits as well.
When you consistently walk the talk and do the work, you can look forward to:
Let’s face it, crafting your soul-prospering life isn’t easy; you’ve probably endured many a rough patch. And you made it through. It may not have been pretty, and you may not have the outcome you hoped for, but you made it through.
You’ve learned that you can rely on yourself—you can count on you—in spite of what you think your shortcomings are (not smart enough, not talented, don’t have the “right” education…). You were able to figure enough of it out so that you made it through. And, since nothing’s cast in concrete, there’s always the opportunity to keep plugging away at it so you can modify the outcome!
Because you’ve been through the rockslides of life and you discovered that you can rely on yourself, your self-esteem naturally improves. While you still may not be the most talented or smart or graceful about the whole thing—and I must interrupt here and say if you’re thinking this about yourself, or anything similar to this, STOP IT RIGHT NOW because you’re comparing yourself to others and you’ll always come out the loser when you do that—in spite of all of this, you did it and are continuing to do it.
You know yourself much better. You have a better understanding of your strengths and weaknesses. You know what to do to shore up your weaknesses and how to play to your strengths. You’ve found people who will help you when you need it as well as discovered those who truly celebrate you.
Best of all, though, is that you have a deeper, wider understanding of your purpose and passion. Along with this, you’ve probably discovered new ideas about how to bring your special talents to the world.
Walking the talk, doing the work, may be difficult and heartbreaking at times, but there now is a depth and wisdom to you and your character that you wouldn’t have gotten any other way.
And this is so worth it!
Walk the talk: Do the Work!
I know you can do it! I believe in you!
Your Friend and Pep Pal,