Every Day Is One Of Those Days

Pursuing a dream can be a nightmare. There are days when nothing goes right. Every direction you take leads to a dead end. Everywhere you turn you run into a brick wall. You find yourself racing in ever decreasing circles and there seems to be no light at the end of the tunnel. The tank is empty and all you want to do is lie down at the side of the road and pretend you never started out on this interminable journey.

Those who succeed are not the most talented, the most beautiful, the most virtuous. No, those who succeed are the most pig-headed, the most stubborn, the most persistent. It’s not pretty, but it’s effective. We are the team who play terribly the whole match but still somehow manage to win 1-0. We score last second touchdowns, scrambling about in the mud but still managing to conjure up a win from somewhere.

Some call us lucky but there is probably no bigger insult for luck suggests this is something beyond our control. There is no luck involved in turning up every day, clocking in even when you don’t want to, and putting the work in. Day after day, week after week. Pushing and probing, celebrating every small gain and dusting yourself down and starting again when you land flat on your face to the joy of the ‘I told you so’ brigade.

There are days I don’t want to get out of bed, days when I think ‘what’s the point?’ Yet still I stare down my keyboard, dispel the voices telling me I’m no good, and start to type. This is one of those days. Every day is one of those days, yet here I am. Writing. And if I can do it, then so can you. All you need do is turn up and leave the rest to the talent within, the talent that sets you head and shoulders above the rest of the crowd. Do it.

Published by Fractured Faith Blog

We are Stephen and Fionnuala and this is our story. We live in Northern Ireland, have been married for 17 years and have three kids - Adam, Hannah and Rebecca. We hope that our story will inspire and encourage others. We have walked a rocky road yet here we are today, together and stronger than ever. We are far from perfect and our faith has been battered and bruised. But an untested faith is a pointless faith. Just as a fractured faith is better than none at all. We hope you enjoy the blog.

44 thoughts on “Every Day Is One Of Those Days

  1. Great advice. A few years ago at work one of my youngest staff members said to me “I just keep showing up everyday and eventually good things happen”. I thought that was pretty sage for someone that age at the time. Im not surprised by your ability to articulate the same sentiment though. Great post, cheers.

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  2. So good to know that I’m not the only one who has ‘those days’. Thanks, Stephen, you always inspire me, but today you give me what I need to sit and stare back at my keyboard – ” Yes, I am worthy…yes, I have something to say and dammit, I will say it.” 💖🙏

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  3. My day will come, I’m sure, when I finally stop saying ‘one day’ and instead say: ‘today is the day.’ ☺️ Stephen? Today is the day. Thanks for the inspiration. ☀️

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