Mental Health Monday – 06.19.23


I’m not particularly “good” at anything. I have never dedicated my life to any particular field of study enough to become  truly knowledgeable at it. In fact, I dropped out of college after my second year, as I didn’t find it valuable at the time.

In my professional life, I have some small measure of success, but I would credit that more to persistence than any particular skill. Perhaps “stubbornness” would be a better term. I have made more than my share of mistakes, but I endeavor to learn from them.

Even with writing, I hold no special ability. I started writing every day with hopes of becoming better at it. If I could become a good writer with practice, then perhaps, with more practice, I can become a great writer, or at least keep getting better and not worse.

I am far from the perfect husband, son, friend, leader, or teammate. There is only one promise that I have ever been able to keep:

“I will make mistakes, but I won’t quit.”

I’m going to have bad days. I’m going to fuck things up. Trust me, if there is anything in this life that I have excelled at, it has been fucking things up. I’m damn near an expert. But that’s still not a good enough reason for me to just give up. In fact, it’s the opposite.

The world won’t just get better on its own. It’s going to take every one of us making some small effort in our own lives to enact positive change. The biggest part of that is accepting that you are your own responsibility and you are not allowed to quit.

We call people who die fighting for a cause, “Heros,” and for good reason. They exemplify a trait that we all find to be worthy of praise and remembrance. But here’s the deal, you are the hero in your own story. Only you can save you.

One tiny thing at a time. Don’t quit. Be tenacious and build resilience. Then, maybe you can help another one find their reason not to quit. This is important. We need everyone.

Have a great week.

Be safe
Be Blessed.

Much Love.


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