Today’s podcast episode felt like a journal entry because of the series of events that crumbled (and then revived themselves) over the past week. Planning an event, coordinating projects, client meetings and everything else that comes with this role is hard work. I enjoy it thoroughly, but there are times when things are out of my control and I have no choice but to wait.

When a client is due to respond, you can’t force them to say what you want when you want. The entrepreneurial process is a big waiting game that forces you into a space of reevaluating whether you’re a pessimist or an optimist. Recently, I was tested and realized that I’m more of an optimist than I thought. However, it wasn’t always this way.

In today’s Words of Wisdom Wednesday episode, I discuss the lessons I’ve learned from choosing to push through in times when all I wanted to do was quit. Pushing through circumstances doesn’t mean that you pretend the negative is non-existent. To me, pushing through means choosing to get back up despite wanting to stay down. It’s the difference between movement and fear. When you fear that the same bad things may happen over and over, you become paralyzed. It becomes too scary to take the risk, which is why those that push through often prevail by a lot. Resilience teaches you what you’re made of and how much you’re able to carry.

In today’s podcast episode, I share how this has impacted my life and what I continue to learn from putting one foot in front of the other.