I am not only a willing participant; I pursue pain with all my passion because I know massive pain leads to massive success. It’s a guaranteed formula. Think about it, how do you become good at something? By first stinking at it. When you first learned to ride a bike, did you know exactly what you were doing the moment you got on? Furthermore, could you pop wheelies, jump curbs, and ride no handed within the first year? Probably not. It probably took you until you were a teenager, or pre-teen to do these things. Talent takes time to develop, period. I am willing to sacrifice security right now, for significance later. I am willing to do whatever it takes to be successful, as long as it’s not against God’s Word.
Are you with me? Are YOU willing to have massive pain right now, in order to have massive success later? Do me a favor, write a list of things you’re willing to give up in order to be successful. Think about how much better you’ll feel if you did it now, giving up something “good” today for YOUR BEST tomorrow. Then, share that list with me, in comments or email, however you’d like. If we support and encourage each other, we’re more likely to succeed! I know if we work super hard today, tomorrow’s benefits will be exponentially better than anything we had to endure today.
Little story about me and MY success so far. I lost 200 pounds. I became undisciplined after the US Army, because I became massively depressed. I was into drugs, alcohol, cigarettes, you name it, I probably did it. When I’d had enough of being picked on, and hating myself because I was out of control, I implemented small changes. Truthfully, you may not want to hear this part, but it actually took me close to 4 years to lose all the weight, and some years after that to realize that I can’t eat the same things and expect to stay a size 8! If you just start small, and work hard, little by little, you’ll reach your goals, and you’ll be happy with yourself. Nothing anybody says can hurt you when you’re confident in who you are.
Was it hard going to birthday parties and always turning down cake? Was it hard saying “no” to my favorite cappuccino? Was it hard to get out of bed at 5 am and work out before work? Was it hard to say “no” to a gift of food or an invitation from someone I loved to go out to eat? Was it hard passing fast food every morning, afternoon and evening on the way out of my house so that I could take a walk, or do my shopping, and everyday life? You bet! But do you know what’s harder? Not doing all I can to be good to myself and be the person I know I can be.
I shall make no apologies to society or bow down and do what society wants me to do, because if I do, I shall apologize to my future self and I will NOT do that again! Never again will I bow down and be someone I’m not just appease society or make them feel more comfortable in the mud of the mediocrity. Don’t you SETTLE EITHER! YOU ARE more!!
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