It’s so funny how hard I waited and wanted the perfect caption for this article. I tried different headings, pictured several scenarios just to pass my message. All ideas were so shallow, I wasn’t satisfied really, I wasn’t discouraged either, in the process I took a break and in fact, I slept hoping I get inspired afterwards. Here we are! The retreat came right on time and trust me, this was just what I was waiting for.
Now, to our major story. Look at me and imagine I’m sitting right in front of you, huh, trying just to give you that one overview you’d need in life. I know you don’t know me 🤣, and it’s okay, so just gimme some minutes alright? Yeah, we’re good! Listen, stuff happens, I mean real, big-time shits hit us really hard and at times, it beats us to our knees and we just find ourselves in the gymnasium of obscurity. Occasions, would at times make us question our audacity and output in whatever it is we’re doing and we almost give up on that one project that has taken from us a lot of stress, just when we are about to hit the point.
You know what? You can’t force anything to happen when it’s not the appropriate time, you can’t change situations when the right process has been tampered with. You can’t change people when they’ve not decided to themselves. Sometimes, it takes pulling back just to get the perfect picture for somethings. Launching of a project, a book or any valid idea would before now take you round and round before you finally find it assuring and worth sharing. You’d need a break, in essence, just to bring in new or absolutely different ideas to achieving something. Retreat happens both ways; negative and the positive. Obviously, we are talking about the pleasant side of our caption right?
A lot of people are so busy, hurting themselves just to find the answers to so many riddles. They are blinded by this struggle that they’ve failed to see the warning signal- the red light. And when the time comes, they soon fall victim of health issues and it costs so much just to get them back on track. Hey! Learn to read signs, know when to withdraw. When everything seems hard and you’re overwhelmed, and you feel giving up is the next thing, pause; because believe me, that is the best time to develop your inner strength. You’re so close to reaching your goals at that point, so close.
The form of the resort that forces you, pushes you to become a better person is absolutely amazing. When suddenly, you just develop this strength from nowhere and it propels you to do the unimaginable. Retreating might mean changing directions totally or waiting for a while just to get the right channel to achieve somethings. Just know, which is which and never assume giving up is the best option. No! You’ve just ruined the whole success story. Some of us find inspirations in our solitudes and when we finally step out of our personal rediscovery, we amaze people on how big we revealed our prowess.
Retreat, Relax, Resume; these 3Rs would bring you peace and you’d discover later in life that while somethings take time, somethings just can’t change. When it’s meant to be, it will definitely happen, when it’s not meant to be, so be it. Whatever is meant for you will never leave. But, when it does it’s left for you to bring out the most life-changing prospect that would not only thrill you but would motivate and encourage others to finding their strength in awful situations.
Writer: Anase Momoh