You have to love the game.
Without that love, you are going to be pounding the pavement sad step after sad step wishing you were doing something else. What is the point in that? That should literally be the absolute first indicator that you actually should be doing something different – if you feel disgust in going in to do the work.
Step into this moment.
You know, the moment where you grin in the struggle, enjoy the pain, scoff at how difficult it is and challenge yourself to keep going. Some can be systematic about their targets and dreams but for me, I’m really acting like life is one massive stage and there really is a grand orchestra behind me playing all different kinds of tunes.
I am dancing through life now. Some periods are slower, some much faster…but I am dancing nonetheless.
You mostly remember the people that were there to give congratulations to you when you achieved your dream. Unfortunately, that isn't always who you believed it was intended to be. But that is ok. They're going to turn out differently in many ways – sometimes for the better and sometimes for the worse. But that’s the reality of life. That’s just how the cookie crumbles.
Each and every day I go a get in touch deeper into trying to be the person I wish to be and bring out the good traits in myself that were hidden for such a considerable time. I am learning. There are infrequently days when I don’t actually travel deep into the rabbit hole and search for things hidden within. I do not know if I may have it actually another way. In fact , that journey has been going on for virtually 5 years now and it’s impossible to imagine that I can ever return to that man before the man I’m today. One thing I know for sure is that I haven’t spent any time finding myself, but rather have spent pretty much all of my time creating myself. I suspect there’s a massive difference there.
It’s making vs finding… because in all truth, I did not have anything to actually “find. ” I had to drop everything I had learned to become and everything I presumed I should be to become the individual I had always dreamed of – not the man society or others told me I should be…but who I knew I could become deep down inside.
I screw up. Occasionally I come off too strong or start pouring things out too early. But I do not run scared anymore. I used to – I once was scared of everything. Frightened of making mistakes…scared of myself…scared of losing…scared of abandonment…and I finally discovered methods to drop those one at a time because they turn your life really quikcly into nothing. They take everything out of you and there you are…just one big ball of being frightened.
Our lives are a sequence of interpretations of what’s essentially occuring in truth. We bring with us stories and past events that shape what something means to us when it occurs and that customarily dictates how we act. If we can change that interpretation, we will be able to change our whole world.
You've got to love the game.
This game of life. Without love…then what? What’s the point if you don’t love what you are doing?
A last thing – if you go hard in life and do everything deep rooted in love and zeal, it’s going to be pretty damn hard to knock yourself when you cross the finish line, no matter the circumstances. Just keep that in the back of your mind.
Mess up going 100%. Sure there will be incredible wipeouts, but you will recover and be on your merry way again.
Evan Sanders is the author of The Words Of Encouragement, a website dedicated to bringing the best quotes, motivational content on the web, and blogs all to one place. Need some more content to help you move forward with your life after being knocked down? Try out these quotes about strength for some motivation.