Persistence. Or as my late father used to say Sticktoitiveness. The ability to keep going despite all the odds being against you. A trait that’s very handy for a Vitki to have. It ain’t all a bed of roses. There will be times when I just want to say enough. I’m done with this. What to do when those thoughts bubble up through the muck of my mind?
First thing I do is take an inventory of past successes. Reminding myself of the things I’ve actually accomplished immediately puts me in a better frame of mind. Reviewing how far I’ve come gets me thinking about all that there still is to accomplish. And that gets my mind reeling on the future. Never look back for too long. Just enough to review. Then focus on now and when. Forward thinking always helps me out of the funk.
Then sometimes I reach out to others. I keep a list of names and numbers of all the folks I’ve assisted with my Vitki work. A quick call to any one of them puts me back on track. Being reminded of the help I’ve offered others is a great way to break the block. Most people have no trouble reminding me of past glories. And maybe I will find out they need help now. Always looking forward.
Then of course I can just do some Vitki work. A rune casting. A seidr session. Some form of work that puts me in a mindset of what I actually do. A Vitki is what a Vitki does. So I push up my sleeves and get to work. Do. Not think.
There will be times in your life as a Vitki when it seems too much like work and not enough like fun. This is not a casual calling. It requires work. And perseverance. Plain old Sticktoitiveness.