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As you know I found this huge list of hundreds of ideas for a post, and this one happened to catch my eye, and not for the reasons you might think, as to what the title indicates. You see, as you have read some of my posts lately, I have been really struggling to get going again, with my flop on Day Trading, and my online store not producing I really have not had my heart into writing. So, for that reason, I saw this title and thought to myself what can I say to myself, that maybe get me started again, and possibly get me out of this dark place I am in. So let us see what I can come up with…
I am not sure if remember the days that you use to work out, lift weights and run at least a couple of miles every other day – what happened? I mean I know that you work long hours, and you have kids and wife that take up quite a bit of your time, but has it really gotten that bad that you are simply neglecting yourself?
Come on, I know you have seen the news, social media, and whatever else is out there that blows you up with information, but there are thousands, if not millions of other people going through a lot worse than you are, and yet they keep pushing forward. I know you are simply done with it all, and you don’t feel like anything is working in your favor, and even when you do try, it all seems to fall apart at the end. I know that you have been through a lot, and maybe a lot more than normal people have, but look around and see what you have accomplished. If you don’t think it is enough, you are absolutely wrong, because there are a lot of people out there that wish they had but an ounce of what you have, think about it. You have a roof over your head, food on the table, a job, maybe not the best job, but a job, you have a great pair of kids, one in college, which you are paying for and one in middle school that is already shining bright like a star – you need to think about these things and really step back and look closely, that you are doing just fine, maybe better than just fine.
Take today, for instance, you got up like you always do, went to work and worked hard, and there are those days that you share a bit of your experience with someone younger. Come on, look at that recommendation you got from a previous co-worker, it was amazing. You inspired them to do more and guess what they did, and they thanked you for it. Success might not be at every corner, and there might be days, weeks, or even months where a dry spell might happen, but if you look back at your life, you had a lot of those dry spells, and guess what, look at where you are at now, in front of a computer, trying each day and pushing forward. Your attempts are not futile, they place you closer to where you need to be if you believe. I know, I know, you are simply done with it all, and maybe you are right, maybe it is time to just throw your hands in the air and just go with the flow, like a robot and pass on to the afterlife as though you might not have ever existed.
Is that what you really want, truly want for yourself, to destroy the dreams of that young kid that had to go with his mom to the back of a Safeway to look through the garbage and see if there was anything not spoiled that you could eat. You told yourself that day, that this wasn’t going to be you when you got older. That kid had a dream, had a goal, and yes it has been a lot of struggles throughout the years, some of them nightmares, but I believe that you have enough within you to get you through these final years and place you at the point that that kid wanted to be at when he got older. So, get your freaking self-up, stop your whining, and do what that kid set out to do all those years ago. Your mom is watching, you know that right, so it is time to forge ahead.
As always, I am humbled that you took a moment out of your busy day to read my post, and with that, I would like to leave you with a thought by Frances Willard (1839-1898) who was an educator, “I would not waste my life in friction when it could be turned into momentum.”
I just purchased this book, and it will arrive tomorrow. Once I am done, I will go ahead and post what I think about it.
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