Do you want to know how to win in life by going through weaning?
Thought I’d share with you the story of my brother Kyle…
Yeah, that cute little patootie is my brother…(now I hope he doesn’t find out I’ve shared his picture with you when he grows up. Haha! :P)
When Kyle was 5 years old, he was like the other kids out there who love milk. Oh, how he loved it so dearly. He’d rather drink milk than eat his meals.
That was his standard diet…his staple food!
That’s not really a problem at all.
The only thing is…
When Kyle was already 5 years old, he would still drink his milk through his baby bottle.
He was like a boss whenever he was being bottle-fed. It was his comfort zone!
Behind every story is a bully… (Ahem, that’s me!)
At 5 years old, I wanted Kyle to start drinking his milk in a glass bottle. (that’s part of me who wants Kyle to start growing up like a man. ;))
I want Kyle to transition from being a kid to eventually being a grown-up man...
How am I supposed to do that?
By helping Kyle transition drinking from his baby bottle to his glass bottle.
Hey, I know it’s not that big of a deal, but it means so much to me…
Perhaps that’s my way of showing my love to him as his Big Brother! <3
But here’s what happens every time we tried to wean him off…
Kyle would keep on crying like there’s no tomorrow.
He would cry and cry and cry…And cry!
But you know what?
I know one day, Kyle will eventually get used to drinking using a glass bottle whenever he drinks his milk.
One day, Kyle would start doing it like it’s his normal thing. He would eventually get the hang of it!
True enough, Kyle is now 7 years old. And guess what? He now drinks his milk in a glass bottle.
Weaning paid off I guess!
In the same way…
Whenever you and I are being weaned off at something, it would feel really uncomfortable. Would you agree?
That feeling of being frustrated?? Whew!!
When I started transitioning from working as a registered nurse to eventually working online, I could count the days I’ve cried because I wasn’t used to it.
There are days I even thought …
Did I just make the right decision? Or do I go back to being a nurse or working in a call center perhaps…
But you know what?
I just had to trust the process knowing that one day it will all pay off.
That one day, it will all make sense after all..
It was uncomfortable but I did it anyway.
True enough…It’s like the normal thing for me now.
I eat, sleep and breathe freelancing! I enjoy working from anywhere.
Right back at you.
Are you having a hard time transitioning into something? You’re making every effort but things just don’t fall into place.
It just doesn’t make sense.
You seem uncomfortable about it. And now you feel like giving up.
Perhaps you’re just being weaned off…
It may be uncomfortable for now. It may not be what you’re used to doing. It may seem like you’re not having any progress at all.
It may even hurt for now…But just push on…
Until it doesn’t hurt anymore!
I promise you it will all be worth it.
Will you trust the process?