The slogan ‘JUST-DO-IT’ is the easiest way to get a win. Don’t despise small beginnings, at least you are on the road. The disappointments and failures make a solid foundation, they make you toughen up for the win. The thorns eventually turn into crowns. The bruises turn into fuel for your soul. The pain turns into gain, and it will all be worth it.
When we were little, we could have cried about life’s discomfort, but we are adults, and adults do life without expecting to be carried. You either grow up or die without leaving your footprints. So, wake up … work the script … and push until something happens.
The only way to get from the bottom to the top of the mountain is to climb one step at a time. Your ‘tribe/clan/ride or die people’ will give you the signs if you are on a winning team. The person who keeps on going despite feeling physically and emotionally drains – wins.
For those who have tasted success it has been reported ‘it WAS WORTH THE FIGHT.’ I would love to believe that most of us have been inspired by the stories of those who have successfully made it to the top. The clothes we wear, the items we pick up from the grocery store; the bed we sleep in; the car we drive; the TV shows we watch; the paved road we drive on; the company or clients we work for; the cell phone we purchased ….are all proof that somebody believed in themselves and made it to the top.
Without a doubt some people may have taken a direct flight (born in a family with rich inheritance) and arrived at their win without much effort. While others may have taken a bus that made frequent stops (worked hard with many failures) and arrived at their wins. And there are some who may have had a prison break (came out of a difficult life where they were the first to arrive at the winning post). But whatever means it took to get to their wins it was worth the sacrifice because we are now their customers.
To have a win we must be ready to push past the fear of losing. I’ve found that once you invite fear to share a meal with you, the conversation never gets interrupted by success. Fear is our worst house guest, it never leaves. Fear tells you everything you cannot do and gives you reasons why you can’t get anything done. Fear handcuffs you to the opinions of others and lay traps of failures in your pathway. Fear is jealous of success and keeps you as lifelong friend.Excuses and blame are the keys to the house of shame. They have taken many hostages to the grave never fulfilling their God-given potential.
Life is too short honey (70 years or more is a lifespan as per Psalms 90 … nobody knows) to wake up everyday with no wins. Whatever you do …. one thing is common to all of us …when the going gets tough and the situation becomes difficult, we must toughen up, work harder, work smarter, and stay focus on what needs to be done to meet the deadline, or goal, or dream. If we refuse to play by the rules of life … we will burn out and quit. I believe that we were given this life because we are much stronger than we think.
I used to pray and ask God for an easier life, but now I thank Him for all that I’ve been through, and all that I may go through in the days/months/years ahead.Why? I am loving the person I am becoming. I do not keep diaries nor hold on to painful memories … I strive to have a laser-like focus when I’m working on ME. I look for what needs improving in ME and I go for it. I look for MY good traits and I fight harder to become better than I am today. If you knew me yesterday … I would love for you to know ME today.
It’s a complete waste of a prayer and time to pray for an easy life. Nothing good comes easy and anything worth having is worth fighting for. Someone said, “You’ll will never know your strength until you have faced your struggles.” We must find the courage to face our struggles and the wisdom to let go of those things we cannot change.The struggles, challenges, and obstacles makes the win sweeter to celebrate. The person whose prayers are being answered before yours may have been just been praying for a victory dance … while you have been praying for the making of a new generation.
Don’t get interrupted with your train of thoughts … instead train your thoughts to give you a feeling of confidence and personal power. Don’t be afraid! Have faith! Learn the lessons! Trust the journey!
Quitters never win,
Winners never quit.