Tuesday, May 2, 2017

No reward without struggle

I wanted the reward and not the struggle. I wanted the results but not the process. I wanted the victory but not the fight.
-Mark Manson " The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck.
I am reading this book about learning to not care what people thing of me. To learn to brush some things off that hold me back. The truth is, we have a lot of little life lessons hidden in all the things we do. The above quote stuck out to me because I feel like I have been going through a lot of mental struggles. Struggling with things that many people struggle with but are not willing to step out of their comfort zones to speak out.
I want to be honest and truthful about everything I do in my life. I try very hard to be real and give some insight on things that people don't normally get to experience. I show truth and hope when others feel alone. Here is the honest thing going on right now, stress and anxiety rule my life. What is even more concerning is the fact that I do allow words that others speak influence my own thoughts and opinions. I am a people pleaser so it makes sense that I feel this way.
However, knowing that a lot of things in life require resilience and persistence, it't time to just have an open discussion about fear, failure and a lack of discipline. Fear is a common word that I use often. Fear of failure is even more present in my everyday dialogue to myself. After I read that quote at the top, I really started to think : " Is my fear of failure causing me to shut down because I am not willing to put in the work?" Many people are excited about the idea of doing great things but when it comes to the time to dedicate to it, that is where things start to fall a part.
Being able to have that truthful conversation with yourself about how much you want something, is going to be the key to your own success. Find your passion and work on that but know that it will take time and things. Stay focused and work for the things that will make your life better.

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