Sometimes, people will come up to me and say, “I feel really horrible. I’ve got a dream I need to work on, but I’ve been so lazy. Ugh.”
Then I’ll say, “What’s your family like?” and they’ll respond, “We’ve got twin six-month-olds, a three-year-old and a five-year-old.”
At which point, I will beg them to give themselves what you probably need too. Grace.
We are incredibly hard on ourselves.
If you’re a parent and you have young kids, don’t for a second be ashamed that you’re not working on a dream. You are. It’s called “kids.” You are raising humans. Do you understand how crazy that is? You don’t need to go kill yourself looking for a big new dream, you have one. You’re raising humans!
Give yourself grace.
If you don’t have kids, maybe you need grace because you have three jobs and seven minutes of free time right now in your life.
Or you’re in college full-time, working a job, and playing a sport. And into that melee, fear will tell you that you’re being lazy.
You need grace.
All of us do, because chances are, you’re fighting a battle much bigger than you can possibly imagine.