How can life continually kick you in the gut, yet you still get up and fight?
How can life jerk the rug right out from under you, and yet you still get up and fight?
How can nothing seem to go right most of the time, and you still get up and fight?
How can you feel abandoned by God and still get up and fight?
Are you the person that fights?
People quit because they do not have a fight left in them, so THEY think! Emotionally we are all stronger than we give ourselves credit for.
“Self-acknowledgment boosts your emotional and spiritual immunity, giving you the strength, you need to release the past and rise above fear, doubt, or resignation.”—Debbie Ford
Two years ago, I took life head-on. With no emotional place to go but up, it was time to take the hits, take the pain, take the sorrow, and say NO more.
When you want to change your life, achieve more than you ever have. You need to be ready to take whatever life can throw at you, breakthrough prepared for more. When I speak of achievement, this is not about work success, this is YOU success.
Nothing in this life will come to you if you are not prepared. Emotionally prepared to never allow life to overtake your self-worth.
No more pity parties, “I can’t take it, it is too hard!” Horsefeathers!
Let me give you a little secret I have learned along the way. When you begin to awaken the you that you want to be. The person that makes all your dreams come true. You also awaken the enemy who says, “Oh NO, you don’t, I had you in the pits of hell on earth and that is where you stay.” So, the battle begins!
You will be tested; the enemy will fill your head with garbage. Keep you busy chasing your own tale. Kicking your own ass. This is when YOU SAY, “Oh Hell. No, this is my time.”
This will help you strengthen yourself:
- Pray. Find times every day to share your innermost thoughts with God. The good, the bad and the ugly. Get it out. All we ask for is wisdom to resolve!
- Meditation. Daily get yourself in a routine of reflection. This is where we go to see ourselves in that place of joy, happiness, and peace.
- Journal your day. Learn the difference between activity and productivity. Success comes about when productivity dominates our days. Set specific times to achieve tasks every day that lead to a tangible result. Set up your day hour-to-hour. At first, this will be a pain in the butt. Over time it becomes second nature.
- Breathe. As much as needed, take a moment to breathe. Slow yourself down when your head begins to muddle up with garbage. Box breathing is a beautiful way to calm down. Easy to do: Take a couple cleansing breaths in through the nose out through the mouth. Then on a slow 4 count breath in and hold 4, breathe out on a 4 count, begin the same rhythm again. Do this a couple of times; if relaxed your good. If not a couple more times.
- Remember a calm mind, is productive, creative, and happy. This is where you will draw your greatest strength.
Do not give up when things get tough. Misery loves company. Do not let the enemy put in your head you can not change, YES you can!
The reason I know change is possible:
- Great athletes train, train, and train more. You do not pick up a golf club walk onto a tee box with Tiger Woods and expect to win a game. You do not get on a pair of skis and stand in a start house with Lindsey Vaughn and expect to win a gold medal.
Why you say, why can you not beat them? Simple! Practice they have trained themselves for years to compete at the level of achievement each has attained. You must train, train and train more to win—the same thing with your mind that has decades of garbage stuffed in your mind.
People can change because you do get better when you practice. When you get off your ass and try. Try until you think one more step is impossible and take action.
Nay Sayers can kiss my ass. Let this become your mantra!
Just because lazy asses tell you something is impossible. You do not have the right stuff. Remind them to sit on their ass and hold your beer. Get it done!
I wish I had a shortcut to share. Other than your resolve must be steadfast. When enough-is-enough, you will change. I am!