So what is the middle?
Well, the middle can refer to many situations in life, but you might find that they all share common threads.
A brief explanation is that being in the middle is the feeling of being caught between what you have left behind and where you are going.
Maybe is it a financial struggle that’s keeping you in the middle. It could be sickness, depression, heartbreak, anger, bitterness, envy, lies, confusion, stubbornness, the feeling of abandonment, self-doubt, procrastination, striving for approval of others or expecting love from a person without first having that love for yourself. Maybe you are half way through a body transformation challenge and you aren’t seeing progress like the Instagram pictures in your feed or maybe you’re so caught up on the past you can’t bear to move forward in your future.
Do you see where I’m going here? Perhaps an analogy is a more in-depth and creative way of viewing the middle.
Imagine yourself standing on the shoreline of a river. Things are going just fine, but you know that life could be so much more fulfilling on the other side of the river.
So, what do you?
You feel the fear and take the leap of faith. You grip the oars of your little rowboat and begin to row towards the new life that lies ahead. As you row across the water, your fiery passion begins to wear off as you battle the wild winds and swelling currents. This is the moment that will make or break your spirit. Now, as you sit adrift, you begin to question everything, especially your own courage and capabilities.
And this, my friends, is the middle. You have left the shoreline but are not quite at your destination. Do you keep going? Or do you return back to shore where it’s safe.
Whatever your middle looks like; the feeling of weariness is the same.
If you can change your attitude in the middle, you will find that there is so much beauty and revelation to be found in this in-between place. It is the ultimate test to define you as a person.
Do you see? Perhaps the great American author came through his own version of “the middle”. Even the most successful people face new challenges in unchartered territory.
Are you ready to keep rowing? If so, pick up those oars once again with strength, courage, anticipation and a heart set on triumph.
Heading into the unknown is going to feel like you are out of your depth and certainly out of your comfort zone. But this is what it means to be alive and living. I promise you, it is going to get uncomfortable and challenging at times but it will be exciting and oh so worth it.
Let go of fear and your need to have control and trust in what you know to be true. You are made for MORE.
Keep rowing you good thing!