Where are you in life? Are you truly content with the day-to-day affairs of your life? Have you taken a proactive approach to rectifying the areas of your life you feel are subpar? If not, today is your day to step up to the plate and become the man or woman you see in your mind’s eye. Stop putting the blame on others. Stop looking for scapegoats. Take responsibility for where you are and begin to chip away at the years of neglect and procrastination. Each of us were created and sent to this precious Earth with a gift. Whether you feel you are a gift at this juncture in your life or not, you are one. Many times in life, we allow the harshness of society to push us into a corner and force us to retreat and give up on life. From this day forward, that will not be you. You are a gift waiting to be unwrapped. The world needs you. We need your unique talent and ability. We need your sense of humor. We need your smile. We need your intellect. This blog will be a collection of motivational, soul searching, and thought-provoking pieces meant to challenge you to rise to the occasion of life. There is nothing sadder than to come to the end of life and realize your life has not counted for anything. But thankfully, that will not be you or I. We are going to be difference makers, chain breakers, and generational giants.
Life is at your mercy, not the other way around. You have the power and ability to create the life you envision and to enhance the lives of people around you. Unfortunately, many of us have neglected to use the power we have. We are too scared to step out of the box. We desire so eagerly to fit in when we were not sent here to fit in. The space we occupy is destitute of our gift. The community, city, state, and nation you reside in need you. Your family, friends, coworkers, and neighbors need you. Your generation needs you. Your future offspring need you. Stop feeling sorry for yourself. Pat yourself on the back and keep chugging along at life. The only time you lose in life is when you quit. Your DNA does not have quit in it. Quitting is a learned behavior and trait we pick up from living. But as I said, you must rid yourself of the “throw in the towel” disease. If you give up, someone will fail to become all they were created to be. You may not be able to see it with your natural eyes, but people are counting on you each and everyday. I know it is easy to get caught up in the mundane tasks of day-to-day living and feel as if your work is insignificant. But trust me, you are an asset. Stop discrediting yourself. You are a wonderful human being. Your collection of mistakes does not define you. Your critics have no weight in saying how valuable you are to this world. You must learn to take life by the horns and make life march to the beat of your drum.
I believe in your ability because I have been in your shoes. It is easy for each of us to feel as if we are the only ones dealing with issues. In fact, it is even easier to feel as if we are the only ones to deal with our particular issue. Do not fall victim to that way of thinking. For one you are not a victim of any circumstance or situation of life. Every circumstance and situation presented to you is in fact an opportunity for you to grow and become an even better version of yourself. Life is like a stair step. In order to reach the pinnacle of life, you must climb the stairs of life in order to reach the top. Every person’s stair step will be different. But the ingredient to reach the top is the same for everyone. For one, a person must have an unrelenting DETERMINATION to reach the top. You must make up in your mind, no matter how hot the fire gets, how high the floodwaters rise, and how harsh the criticism may be; I will not stop until I get to the top. Second, DEDICATION is required. Dedication is perhaps the most important of all the ingredients. Dedication says you are going to go after life with a vengeance whether you feel like it or not. It is this ingredient that allows you to live above your feelings and catapults you into a higher level of living. Third, DISCIPLINE must become a mainstay in your life. Discipline is what allows you to live a high quality life. Having discipline tells the rest of the world you are in the one percent. This ingredient is what gives you the stamp of approval. And finally, SACRIFICE must be added to the pot. Every great human being can attest to the fact their achievement was only possible because they sacrificed during their journey in order to achieve their mission. In order to sacrifice, you must see the greater good in what you are doing. You must never forget the big picture. Life is never about us. Life is always about the next man. Once we shed ourselves of the “I” syndrome, then we will be able to accomplish and achieve pinnacles of success greater than we ever imagined. The great life is still possible for you. You are not reading this by accident. Your destiny and remaining years on this beautiful green Earth were tied to you reading this. Take advantage of the opportunity you have. Answer the call of life again. Let your mind have a break. Stop rehearsing the past. It is dead. Leave it in the cemetery for good this time. Go and enjoy the delicious food at the repast one last time. I wholeheartedly believe you are about to launch into the best season of your life. But it is up to you to move into action. Stop living in your head. Make your vision a reality. As you are on your quest, stop by for some more food and juice. I want to help you get to that special place in life.