You can do this. But, it’s not as easy as you’d think, this BUSINESS OF LIFE…the process of DOING, of TAKING THE ACTION that is always encouraged and expected of you. You have your eyes set on the prize. You know what success looks like and you can PICTURE YOURSELF PERFECTLY LIVING IT. You are excited, motivated, and the wind is swooping through your hair like Leo’s scene in Titanic.
What’s the catch? It gets hard. It gets challenging, scary, and uncertain.
Because what often happens? Something that was promised to work—doesn’t, someone who has your back—didn’t, or mother nature just rained on your parade.
THAT’S LIFE. Now, you can either read that with a sad, defeated, voice in your head…or, with a non-judgmental slightly upbeat shrug off because…yup, that’s life.
The sooner you realize the need to relinquish your attempt at controlling life, the better. You will begin to see opportunity after the fall, and you will stay focused on what you want when life plays its games. There absolutely will be disappointment, heartache, and even despair. But, you have the rock-solid belief that you can create a second or third chance, take another go at it, work an angle, and pick yourself up…Why? Because you have to, because no one else will, because you know you can. That’s Life. And yours depends on YOU.
I’d rather attempt to do something great and fail than to attempt to do nothing and succeed.
– Robert H. Schuller
How do you find the courage to continue? Well, there’s something speaking to you from the inside, it’s helped you get this far! That’s the spark still there after the storm. Are you able to only listen to that voice? Are you able to ignore the voices that point out your struggles? People (yes, sometimes even your loved ones) love to see you suffer in pursuit of your dream. Don’t be fooled, life gets the people in the cheap seats and on the sidelines…this is not a spectator sport! Stay focused on what’s important to you. It’s what gives you the drive to keep going. It provides you resolve.
Almost everything I encourage people to do, stems from them improving and leveraging this ability:
You must be able to recognize and become aware of your own thoughts, patterns, choices, decisions, actions, and beliefs.
We have been CONDITIONED to want security, to mitigate risk, to enjoy a luke-warm bath of life. Because after a certain time, it’s no longer about you. Your focus is on everyone else BUT you: your spouse, your kids, your boss, your employees, your bills, your folks, your causes…they all have expectations of you and your behavior.
You will never be you again on this planet. This is the only time, I, Karyn Danielle *formerly Baglini now Chylewski* will ever do this. No matter what your belief is once we leave this Earth, we will not be back here as the same person, ever.
We’re waiting for you. So is Life.
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