Some people are experts at painting the perfect picture. Whether it is a pitch for a product, a job that promises the world you’ve always wanted to live in, or a relationship with what seems to be your true prince charming. However, we must listen to our inner intuition when the painting starts to collect a lot of holes. Much like the paintings in a museum, they become a lot less valuable with tears and holes, and are usually rejected for long-term use. Now some people are excellent at trying to repaint the picture to cover up the holes, however, the holes still remain, thus the picture still holding no true value. So when your inner intuition starts pointing out the holes, it’s imperative that we listen. Because no matter how many times the painting is repainted, the holes make it worthless giving you two options…1. Try to ignore the holes and continue to believe the painting still holds value until everything crashes in front of us when it’s time to cash it in, or 2. Walk away.
If you choose the second option, then know there’s no need to beat yourself up. You should be proud that you listened to your inner intuition, and can now find a picture with the true value it should that is worth your time and effort. If you choose the first option, there’s no need to beat yourself up. Just know that you will be paying way more than the painted picture will ever be worth, and will never find true happiness with it or yourself and it will hurt more the longer you try to convince yourself there are no holes in the actual painting.
Someone recently told me that if there’s no true value in the reward, you will have no desire to work towards achieving it. This is very true, which is why it was so easy to walk away from the current picture that had nothing but holes in it to begin with. I just wanted it to be whole to help make my dreams a reality. However, I have to take the time to be proud of myself, because three years earlier I would have still been making myself sick trying to convince myself that I had to keep the repainted picture in order to survive. This time, although my future is still not set in stone, I am happier for knowing that whatever comes next is worth more than a picture full of holes no matter how good someone can paint it. For we are true Storm Chasers! And we never fully invest in a painting that doesn’t have a true value of anything less than ourselves!
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