2018, Inspiration, Life Lessons, My Journey

Don’t Be Ashamed Of Your Struggle, It’s Taking You Somewhere

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Don’t Be Ashamed Of Your Struggle

Everyone struggles. It doesn’t matter who you are or what your current status is in life, everyone struggles with something. Struggle is not an indication of worth or ability; it’s a sign of active engagement toward a worthwhile cause.

Struggle comes standard issue with life. No one gets out of life alive, and no one accomplishes their destiny or achieves their dream without struggle.

Struggle isn’t a reflection of what you don’t have; it’s a reflection of your determination to get what’s yours at all cost. Struggle is the evidence that you’re trying.

To be ashamed of your struggle is to self sabotage your own success. Shame is a self imposed. Stop it. Don’t allow societal pressure to dictate your self worth. Don’t allow struggle to try and convince you you’re not capable, or it will never happen for you.

Look yourself in the mirror and ask yourself

1. Am I giving it my all?
2. Is this the best I can do?

If the answer is “YES,” welcome to the club. You made it. Entrance fee paid! Keep Pushing you’re almost there!

If your answer is “NO,” stop blaming everyone else. Don’t play the victim; it’s not becoming. Fess up to laziness, lack of discipline, wrong thinking, overeating, whining, complaining; whatever your case may be. Correct it. Rise above it. And get on with it!

Correct it. Rise above it. And get on with it!

Don’t spend one more second in what you don’t want. Don’t waste anymore energy on justifying ‘what,’ or ‘why,’ just implement the necessary change and move on!

Don’t be ashamed of your struggle. To struggle is to be human. But make sure you do something with yours. Don’t struggle just to struggle; just for the story. Turn your struggle into success, into an accomplishment that can inspire others.

Make something happen out this mess you find yourself in. It’s the only way to shut your critic(s) up. It’s the only way to finally prove to yourself “I got this!”

2018, Life Lessons, My Journey

Am I Being Held Back? Or Am I Afraid To Move Forward?

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The most difficult decision you will make in your life is the decision to move forward.

Especially when there is still doubt about whether you should leave, or have left, the place you’re in, we’re in, to begin with.

Allegiance Is Keeping You Stuck.

How long will you be between two opinions? I’ve seen people at the end of their life still stuck. Sure they had a business, a family; they were able to cross a few finish lines, put a few trophies in their case, but they never knew if they were running the right race — or better said, their race.

You must be certain the race you’re running is yours; of your own volition. Every other effort will always disappoint.

The Apostle Paul in the Christian Bible said, “I’ve ran MY race, I’ve finished MY course, and NOW there is laid up for me a crown.”

Your Race. Your Course. Your Crown. It’s the only way to live and die completely fulfilled!

2018, Forward Thinking, Freedom, Life Lessons, Motivation, My Journey

If Humanity Had An Enemy

If Humanity had an enemy, the Ego would certainly be it.

That which tempts us is the same that judges us after we indulge. That which prods us to push past comfort’s edge is the same that convinces us we’re not courageous enough to leap. And it is the same, then, that condemns us for remaining…the same.The Ego demands, judges, ridicules, bullies, twists, convicts and condemns; rendering Humanity, at times, helpless in its grasp. What a miserable vicious cycle. Who will free us from this incessant enemy?Closer look reveals that the Ego is nothing more than a ‘pretender‘; smoke and mirrors, a ‘Great Wizard‘ who hopes you never look behind the curtain. The Ego doesn’t have to fight to win; it just needs to convince you that you do. All the while, the Victor – You – stands silently by, fully equipped and poised for battle just waiting your orders; orders that only you can give. The orders are not to fight, but to stand, and not just stand, but STAND UP!The Ego is a bully, and like with every bully once you stand up to it, it shrinks back to its own pitiful insecure self, sulking off looking for another insecure victim to taunt and torment. A bully will only bully you as long as you let them.

How much has your Ego cost you?

How much money has your Ego cost you? How much precious time has your Ego stolen from you? It’s time to stand up and push back. You are the Victor, not the victim. You have the power within to defeat this enemy once and for all. Who will free us from this incessant enemy? You will! I will! We will!