Everyone is challenged sooner or later to search for meaning and reason, to find a purpose bigger than they are if they are to find true happiness in life. It’s not the pleasant moments we dread, it’s the seasons of abasement, when we are forced through an experience alien to our make-up, in this season we must fight. Anyone can love when there is money in the marriage, anyone can succeed when all the support systems providing all the needed resources are present, anyone can be great if they have a Harvard education and are born to a wealthy family but it takes resilience, persistence and a fight to overcome life’s challenges.
“When we are no longer able to change a situation, we are challenged to change ourselves” – Viktor Frankl
I want to talk to the underdogs, misfits, the disadvantaged and you who are going through an unexplainable circumstance in your life. Life is dynamic, life will surprise you, and life will throw circumstances and situations at you without giving you the courtesy of a dignified response. Sometimes you are forced into a state where you bow your head in shame wondering how life has come to this, but it’s in this season that you must fight, it’s in this state that you must find meaning.
Do you have a reason that is bigger than what you are currently going through that motivates you to succeed? It was Viktor Frankl that said “Everything can be taken from a man but one thing: the last of the human freedoms—to choose one’s attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one’s own way”.
When you are down for the count, when nothing is working, when you have done all that you’ve been trained to do, when you have done all that you know to do, can you find the courage and strength to do it all over again, to hang in there until your change comes. Life is hard then do it hard. Life was never meant for sissies, I know you like Disney where prince charming saves the princess but sometimes you have to become your own hero, for there is no prince in shining armor coming, but the dragons have to be killed, if you have to do it through blood, sweat and tears, you must break free and obtain your promise.
It’s your vision, it’s your life and these are your dreams. Sorry to bust your bubbles but everyone is not going to hail your business idea as the greatest thing that has happened in the 21st century, in fact some people are praying and hoping you fail. Each man is questioned by life; and he can only answer to life by answering for his own life; to life he can only respond by being responsible – Viktor Frankl. Be responsible for your chosen outcomes, there are people counting on you. Stop passing the buck, stand, and take responsibility and fight.
Fight for your job, fight for your marriage, fight for your children, fight for your dreams, fight for your happiness, fight for your future, fight for your success and fight because your life depends on it.
You must find faith, faith in God, you must find strength, strength in Gods ability for your life. Those that turn to substances, drugs and alcohol, who try to mask their pain and drown their sorrows refusing to confront their biggest obstacle yet which is themselves are not the strong, they are weak. You are responsible for the outcomes in your life, decide to make it good.
If you going through a life threatening ailment, the loss of a job, a heart break, a season of prolonged scarcity and you have never had it this bad, I want you to know, this is but preparation for that which will be your finest hour, prepare to knock the socks off every challenge, it will get better just hang in there. When life turns up the heat, get some ice, put on a fire jacket and fight. Your life is worth fighting for, your success is worth fighting for, your marriage is worth fighting for, and that business is worth fighting for. Envision a happier life, lock on to hope and have faith it will get better.
Commit to a daily routine to grow your mind.
That’s G.Y.M for today and I trust that you are charged up and obsessed with a burning desire to succeed. Ordinary is a misnomer for you.
Plan, Act and Pursue your dream.