#MondayMotivation: it’s the grind.

Do you all remember that song that came out a few years ago… The Climb? Of course you do. Who doesn’t?!?

Let’s be honest, it’s a great song. The songwriters who wrote it are brilliant and I had the privilege of seeing one of them perform live a few years back. Her name is Jessi Alexander. She’s written songs for artists such as Lee Brice, Blake Shelton, Miley Cyrus and many many more! She’s an amazing song writer and, from what I hear, an even more amazing person.

Yes, she’s successful in her chosen field, but do you think she got there over night? Absolutely not! I’ve heard her story many times and for Jessi, becoming a successful songwriter has been a grind! In the words of my favorite radio morning show DJ’s, success equals the fight, the grind and then repeating it!

Now, can the fight to the top and the grind to get there be exhausting? Um, yea it can… I’ve felt the hurts myself! But, oh man, won’t that make the successes feel so much more wonderful and fulfilling. To look back on the mountain you’ve just scaled and say, “holy cow, I did that?”

Even thought the fight can be hard, I’ve found that there is also joy in the climb.

So, next time you’re fighting for something, whether it’s trying to fit into those skinny jeans, expand your family, get that dream job or win a Grammy, don’t forget to pause, look around and take it where you are! Then, try to feel gratitude for the journey that has brought you to this place!

Thank you for stopping by Lemonade Brain! I hope your life is full of sweetness, success and positive vibes!