So, here’s the truth, in all its splendor and glory, life is Fucking hard! Life does not always end each day with a unicorn pooping rainbows of sunshine and good thoughts to us. Those of us that get up and adult every single day do not always want to drag ourselves out of bed and go through the drudge of the hours until we can crawl back in bed and pull the covers over our head and close our eyes from all the obstacles that will just be there tomorrow.
So, I shall say it again – Life is FUCKING hard!
Yet here is the tool that I use for battle each and every day:
“Do today what others won’t so tomorrow you can do what others can’t” -Jerry Rice
It’s the beginning of a new year, a new world for you, a new you for the world and above all things there will be no more sitting on the sidelines waiting for your life to miraculously change itself. For your life to become something better, something greater then it is, then you must change the things in which need changing. No other person can do it. It has to be you.
We bury ourselves in mundane work, making “to do” lists that we know we’ll never get to, setting the bar so out of reach that when we don’t get to it fast enough we quit all together. So, let’s slow it down for a moment. Let’s take on the projects that we’ve been putting off. Those items on your “to do” list that will actually start moving you towards your total and truest goal – the direction in which you want your life to go.
Even if you don’t know what you want to do with your life you can begin by getting up each day and seeking out what your truest passion is – what you live for, what you love. That in itself is a step closer then you were the day before.
Now, what I propose is not easy, as most people during their journeys fall and then fall again. Yet, at the first sign of failure you have the greatest of choices known to mankind – you can agree to allow the bumps in the road to keep you on the ground and stomp out your will or you can learn from each fall and use it every day to move forward.
Each day, no matter how small the accomplishment may be, is one more step to getting closer to changing your world. Until finally, one day, you can look back and realize that the quote:
“Do today what others won’t so tomorrow you can do what others can’t” is now just a way of life for you.
Fight my friends – fight every day. Do not go quietly into that good night. Rise up and find yourself. Find your hopes, your dreams, your passion, your strength – it is all there within you. You’ve got this! You’ve always had this!
Let them doubt, let them taunt – for their only reason for doing so is to fill themselves with pure glee should you give up. You see, because if you give up they have won, they hold power over you and that my friends is something that we can never allow.
It is January 4, 2017 – the new year has just begun.
All that has happened before is in the past – this is the year that YOU live for YOU!