I've truly accepted the fact that life is hard. I don't use that statement to discourage me from accomplishing big goals, I allow this to build and construct myself for the person I need to become in order to fulfill these goals and progress to unquestionable heights. Jim Rohn says, "Don't wish it was easier, wish you were better. Don't wish for less problems, wish for more skills. Don't wish for less challenge, wish for more wisdom". Most of us, when we are growing up, develop a story about ourselves that are determined by our circumstances and environment that we grow up in. We allow ourself to accept these facts. We generally become it and we live it. We are human beings, not a tree nor a rock. We are able to redirect our life, change the direction, and develop a more philosophical state of mind to acquire a better life. We have the ability to expand and become ultimately unrecognizable.
It’s our decision to make. I believe in order for anyone to take a certain aspect of their life serious, there has to be a sense of urgency. For example; tired of having no money, tired of having a lack of ambition, tired of seeing your family struggle, tired of your health continuing to deteriorate or even just being tired of having a life that is not progressing in the direction you truly want. Myself personally, some people can relate and some cannot. I grew up making ends meet and was constantly trying to figure out what was the next step in order for the family to sustain itself. Once I hit my teenage years, I had a pre determined story of myself. I dealt with anxiety, depression and loneliness. I already knew the ending of my story and where I was headed. Personally, I was not satisfied at all but I was willing to accept it. There’s a quote by David Thoreau that says, "The mass of men lead lives of quiet desperation. What is called confirmed desperation." What this means is that, many men and women live their lives trying to achieve a specific endeavor and once they are hit with adversity a couple of times they give up and quit completely. They end up living their life desperately. They end up never believing in themselves or others. Most of them don't like to talk about it or try to combat it which is similar to the saying "quiet desperation" as David Thoreau would say. Listen, we don't need to be like the mass or the herd. We can overcome this state of mind through an information filtration system. If you live in a negative environment, you need optimistic and realistic information, not pessimistic views from people who don't have what you want.
Some point in our life we must figure out what we are truly put on this planet for, but you will never know until you continue to seek. Those who seek will find. Continue to keep the fire lit with constant information that is related to what you are trying to achieve. If you step too far away from this fire it will eventually become distinguished and your desire and inspiration will vanish from your eyes. If this happens, that story will continue to pop up when you allow your consistent lack of disciplines to erode your psyche. The smallest lack will start to effect your habits and even your own philosophy. The smallest of tasks matter the most, don't neglect the smallest of disciplines.
To conclude this, you never know when you are going to die. So put all your energy into everything you do. Commit, excel, fail and progress. Life is short, but we all can make it long by the way we live.
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