What’s your grind code? Stop right there, can’t answer that until you know what grind code means. And you’re in luck, I found a definition in my, Life Petals’ Dictionary.
- grind code /ɡrīnd kōd/ n :
- the process an individual uses to push him or herself to attain their goal.
Now that you know what it means. Do you know what yours look like?
That can take some time to answer. It took me a while to figure out mine and where to put it to work. School, career, military, ministry, school again, spouse, kids, and the list goes on. Many of us have been there or still it? I know your hand went up in your mind.
Many times we find ourselves grinding but with the wrong tools and on the wrong things and wonder why it seems we’re either stuck in a rut or swinging and hitting nothing but air. It’s not always a bad thing, though it may hurt, but we get up, dust ourselves off, learn and try again. I’ve tried many things and was determined to make it in each of them, only to find myself asking, what am I doing wrong or why am I doing this. I remember asking the Lord many times what is my purpose, and I found myself not listening, doubting or allowing others to direct me in a different direction. Everyone, including myself, had all the what, when and how answers. You can guess how that turned out. I’m not saying time was wasted because everything I have experienced led me to this moment right now. Though, I am saying some pains and disappointments could have been avoided.
Well, here I am now, on a path I recently remembered having a dream about so many years ago. Before the time of Instagram, online fulfilment stores, apps and blogging, yes there was life before them.😊 In my dream, my thoughts were floating out of my head and landing onto products, such as shirts, papers, pillows, notebooks, remember this is a dream anything can happen. I was seating at the dining room table with my family, while working from a PalmPilot style device (our phones were only so smart then) and was receiving orders from customers. As I accepted the orders, my device was sending the information to a central computer at a print shop. The machines turned on, and the items were being created all while I was at home. I remember waking up in amaze, wondering how on God's green earth could this happen. I had no training in design or printing machinery, so in time I dismissed and forgotten all about it.
Well! Well! Well! Now here we are in 2019 when such things are everyday life, and my grind code is at work. Not only have I started down the path of that fantastic dream the Lord gave me but found other desires, gifts, skills and experiences are all being put to use. E-Commerce is only part of the vision, but if I keep listening to the Lord and putting my grind code to work, I know this path will take me places I haven’t even imagined yet.
So, keep grinding, fighting and taking those steps towards your dreams, desires and purpose. See the vision, know the purpose and step out on faith. We got this!
Remember, life is the journey, let's reach back to walk forward together.