These days a lot is said about “Resilience”, and “Persistence”, and “Discipline”, but these are just words. We can say them all we want. We can post them in hopeful and inspirational quotes on social media. We can watch videos and listen to podcasts by soldiers who lived through war, people who got off drugs and found a good life, cancer survivers, and world record holders, and champions of every sport; and none of that will make a single bit of difference in our lives.
Because when we wake up in the morning, we are the only ones in our heads. We live with our fear, our pain, our anxiety. Each of us exists in singularity with our sins and our struggles, and only we know the weight of the burden each of us carries.
So what can we do?
Well, it’s easy. Don’t quit. Don’t give up. Try. For the love of God, please try. Try and fail, and try again, and again, and again, and again, because even in every attempt to make your life better, you will move, however incrementally towards your goal.
Allow yourself to hope. Allow yourself to dream. Don’t let the sun go down on who you are and who you believe you could be.
The future is not set.
We need you. We need you now, but the best you would be better. We need all of us. Everyone is required, as many as we can get. So don’t stop. Don’t quit. Don’t give up. Only you know who you could be, and the whole world is better when we move to reach our potential.
Most of all, your future self will thank you. Trust me on that one.
Thanks for reading!
Have a great week.