Thoughts come and go. Beliefs are something you hold onto.
I had no idea what I was going to write about today until I opened up my computer and sat there for a minute and just thought about it. I'm tired, I'm stressed, I'm nervous, the list goes on. In reality, some days are great and some days are terrible. Some days I feel like I'm on top of the world and everything is going right and the others I'm borderline depressed. I never talk about anything like that but that's the truth. But you know what? Do you know what keeps me going day after day, failure after failure? My drive to build and my drive to succeed according to my own standards. Not some BS standard established by the society that I surround myself with nor what other people want and expect me to be. This is me. People can take it or leave it but this is it. What you see is what you get and I try and be as genuine as I possibly can all the time.
Sometimes I rub people the wrong way. Not everybody likes me and what I do and I accept that. It comes with everything I'm trying to do. If I let it get to me I would simply be wasting energy that I could be applying elsewhere in more impactful ways. But I also feel like people misunderstand me a little bit and everything that I'm about. They say I try too hard and take things a little too far sometimes. I often get the question "Well, why can't you just be normal?". Don't get me going on that one, please. Different topic for a different day.
One of my biggest pet peeves is when people say that they "don't have time" for something. Don't get me wrong I understand most people today have a lot going on and everyone's situation is different but I still don't like it. Because when it comes down to it it's just an excuse. It's a cop-out to not get things done. A lot of people think that their situation is an outlier from everyone else, that they have it way harder than their peers. Newsflash, 99% of the time it's not. 99% of the time it's just you making up excuses in your head of why you can't get things done. Or why you're prioritizing other things that you think are more important.
It's a struggle. It's a grind. And that's just everything man, life. I'm not trying to complain or make it seem like I've got it hard(I don't) I'm just acknowledging out loud that life is hard. It can be overwhelming.
We all know what happens when we quit. We fall short, we lose, we fail. The answer is right there in front of us when we quit. We know exactly what's going to happen. Today, I want to talk about what happens when we decide to keep going. When we decide to push through our present struggles and see the bigger picture.