I have felt it for weeks, if not longer, maybe months at this point. This aching feeling of being alone and lost, surrounded by shadows in a world; unknown to myself. I was lost and alone. I kept myself busy to mask the pain of my reality. Nearly twenty five. Currently unemployed. Alone, single, lost. I kept finding myself in a constant state of depression, but instead of dealing with the feelings that were being locked into my mind. I decided, as I usually do, to push it all to the back and I distracted myself with work. Not a job, no. I distracted myself by studying for a test, that had the power to either make me or break me. Failure was not an option and knowing this… I realized my biggest fear.
This title is the more P.C. version of what my friend Brian Chontosh said, "Hard men do hard shit."
Michael Jordan is famous for saying, "I've missed more than 9,000 shots in my career. I've lost almost 300 games. 26 times, I've been trusted to take the game-winning shot and missed. I've failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed."
1. Shapes formed by modular times tables show us that there is a Mastermind behind the designs in nature.
Haven't we all been told throughout our lives that lying is in fact bad? That we should always tell the truth no matter what? Even when it's hard? Well, I hope we've all been taught that again and again throughout our lives but if you simply open up your social media apps or turn on your favorite news station guess what? You're most likely seeing or hearing lies. I mean let's call a spade a spade. Half-truths or whatever you want to call them there's no denying we experience a lot of dishonesty from all different types of people every single day. Now, that doesn't make it right of course.
It is important to realize that we have the ability to manufacture our own fate when we want to. We can… proceed when things look bad, or we can find plenty of reasons to quit if we don't want to go forward.
- Eric Haney, Inside Delta Force
Regardless of the situation that you might be in, you must have uttered this, once in your whole life: “I WANT TO BE SUCCESSFUL!”
I just paid $14 for a bag of dirt. It’s not the end of the world but it’s also not ideal for a full-time artist living off the support of patrons and, well, Medium claps.
The trigger is pulled and a gun sounds. Corey Dauphine has heard this bang before, ringing out in a government-housing complex. On a warm Saturday evening in May, it begins the Boys' 5A 200-meter dash at the UIL State Track Meet in Austin. The Port Arthur Memorial junior quickly drops to fourth following a lackluster start. But Dauphine has come to learn that a poor beginning does not dictate a poor end. He comes off the race's only turn and into the homestretch. "When I run I just think about life," Dauphine said. "Whenever I get on the straightaway I just think I have to make something of myself." The 6-foot-1, 185-pound frame of the 2014 Boys Track and Field Super Gold MVP, presented by Howell Furniture, a mountain of muscle and gifted ability, makes its move. Dauphine comes from behind to win the race in 20.76 seconds, a personal best. The crowd roars as Dauphine crosses the finish line. Some are parents of other athletes. Dauphine wishes he could have that kind of normalcy –something as simple as having his folks come watch him in his proudest moment. His father is in prison. His mother is hampered by chronic seizures, which keep her from traveling and a job. Following the medal ceremony and fanfare, the Memorial track team heads to Whataburger for a celebratory meal.Between a burger and fries, Dauphine gets a call from his mother, Joyce Kirk. She wants to congratulate him, but has some news.
How's your ability to focus?