No One Ever is Defeated Until Defeat Has Been Accepted as a Reality-Napoleon Hill
Can you remember a time when your favorite superhero, game, or anime character began to give up?
We honestly can’t recall a time when a hero gave up on the fight and didn’t return to it. Yes there have been times when Supergirl, Batman, or even a few anime characters we could name have been defeated, but yet a few issues, episodes later, they’re back in the fight. Think of Goku.
What would Goku do? He’d keep fighting. He died in the fight with Cell, but still kept fighting once brought back.
You may be saying that’s not real life.
But it is, my friend.
You see, there are plenty of stories of those who were told to give up but refused to give up. Henry Ford, for example, was denied funding for his ideas 99 times. It was that last push, the 100th, time, that he got a Yes. Thomas Edison screwed up many times as well. Finally, he invented the telephone....
One day, you wake up and you feel tired. You feel alone. You feel as if anything you’ve done hasn’t really mattered. Right? So what do you do?
If you’re like most of the people on this planet, you force yourself to go through the motions, hoping things will change. During this time of crisis, you feel the weight of all your choices above your head, coming down on your shoulders.
You KNOW there’s more to life.
We felt that way too. Tired of being single, tired of not knowing what we wanted. We grew tired of the day to day experiences.
In our office, there’s a sign. It says “Always be yourself, unless you can be Batman. Then, be Batman. “ When it comes to our daily lives, too often we hide who we really are. We try to be Batman instead of being ourselves. But then, we get sabotaged by our own version of the Joker. Maybe it’s the voices of those around us, maybe it’s our own unique voice in our head. That nagging...
We've all been there. We get into an argument with our boyfriend or girlfriend and storm off from each other. But what happens after the fight?
If you are like us, you want to fix what caused the fight in the first place and get back to your happy place with each other. But while one of you might be ready to discuss it, the other might not be. So how do you move forward?
First, give each other space to cool down. This is different for every person and every argument. It could be as short as a few minutes or as long as several hours. Use your best judgement and be alert for what your partner is telling you.
Once you are ready to sit down, try not to get into the same argument again. Stay calm and open minded as you discuss what it was you argued about. It might not be obvious, such as the activity you were doing. It could be something that was said, or even the place you were at. If you are living with others, then make sure this discussion happens privately. You don't want others...
You ARE Courageous! Give Yourself Credit!
Everyone starts somewhere. We all have dreams, ambitions, and goals. Many set their goals high, and many too low. Where do you fit on this spectrum of goal setting? You see, with February almost over, many have already tossed the towel in the ring, giving up. Many failed their "resolutions" yet, they didn't realize they could dust themselves off and go forward, and try AGAIN.
I was once taught that if you fail and then try, and fail again, you're not meant to be on that path. This can be a double edged sword. Many of us interpret that the wrong way. But, all it takes is just to START SOMETHING NEW. Did you know Henry Ford tried and failed many times, hence why he was told NO by nearly every investor and bank he presented the ideas to?
Yet, he persevered, and came out on top, and now Ford has become one of the leading brands in America. You may not want to be a leading brand, but I still encourage you to CREATE SOMETHING. If you desire...
What do you see when you look through your eyes? What about looking through the lens of creativity ? If you asked your Highest Self to look at this picture what would they see? What about your life? What would your Highest Self say about where you are right now?
Here's what we see. All of those people on the beach, enjoying their lives, right? But thinking of this, what else do you see in the image behind the quote? You see sand and ocean, which dominates the image. The quote itself is perfect which goes along with how we see life. We have to believe we are gifted with something, as life IS not easy for ANY OF US. We have to climb hurdles, such as financial hardships, breakups, downsizing, and even death.
But, it's how we determine to see these things that life changes. Once we believe we have a gift to share with the world, and that dream begins to blossom, that's when life changes for us. We see life in a new light. We find determination, but above all, we find our reason...
There are times in life when we're told that we don't matter. There's no way we can make a true difference. The world is a messed-up place. Perhaps you have even been told that God is going to judge you for everything that you do wrong. These things can mess with your thoughts and stop you dead in your tracks. Every mistake you've made, every failure, has now become your undoing. But I know for a fact that it can be undone yet again.
Part of my own adventure was about struggle. I lived the 9-5 job, going from part-time job to part-time. But the true journey started when I was 12 years old. Believe it or not, that was when I started to find my own way. I discovered my spiritual path, thanks in part to the fiction world. I began to become the person I wanted to be. But, over time, I lost that person. I allowed things to get in my way, to distract me. From abusive relationships, to a strict upbringing.
In 2010, I had enough. It was at that moment that I had my most...
"I've had it!"
How many times in your life have you felt frustrated? Afraid? Hurt? And, of those times, how many of those times have you also felt lost? I know I've been there a lot.
In my journey of life, I've suffered through abuse, including abusive relationships, but I've came out on top. I attribute my success to my best friend, who should also be your best friend as well.
But, too often, we neglect those around us. We put up our walls, and we give up right when things are about to turn around for us.
Don't get me wrong. If you are in an abusive situation, seek help IMMEDIATELY. In the case of this blog, however, I am referring to times when we work somewhere, or we have certain projects that need done. We give up, often quoting saying " I can't do this," or "I've had enough." It's then we quit.
But our best friend, the one I referred to earlier, is our Highest Selves. That's the self inside of you. Imagine a futuristic you, the guru of the mountain....