In life we are introduced to new beginnings as we say goodbye to old endings. Windows break with closing doors; backs heal from knives strategically placed by those you’d least suspect would kill your joy; friends come and go; hearts break and mend with time; and lessons are learned with both careless and obvious mistakes. It is the process and evolution of learning what you’re made of as well as identifying and not underestimating the bullsh*t of those who force you into a deep ditch of doo-doo.
Life is all about choices…and there are plenty of them to make. It’s not hard to make them when you know what your values are. For it is in your moments of decision that your destiny is shaped.
But whatever choices you are faced to make and for whatever reason, you have to be strong in yourself and firm in your own beliefs so that your heart will not be lead astray by someone else’s way of thinking.
- If you choose to wear Monday’s underwear on the Friday before you wash clothes, own up to being a stinky ass. The choice is yours to make.
- If you choose to read books that have only pictures and no words, own up to being a dummy who appreciates the beauty in visual art. The choice is yours to make.
- If you choose to serenade the deaf, own up to the possibility of not having enough talent to perform in front of those who may cover their ears with sticks of dynamite. The choice is yours to make.
The bottom line is if you don’t own up to the root of who you are or don’t design your own life plan, you’ll fall into someone else’s. And guess what that someone else will have planned for you. Often times, not much.
Lucky for us all 90% of any effort is getting started.
Quote of the week: “There are times when a battle decides everything; and there are times when the most insignificant thing decides the outcome of a battle.” –Napoleon Bonaparte