So you say you’re tired, right? All I can I to you is, “So What.” I could tell you to get over it, move on, push forward, one foot at a time, but in the end you’re the only person that can make yourself move on.
Life is filled with challenges. Challenges appear to the left, right, above and below you. How you deal with those challenges ultimately transform into either strength or weakness.
There’s a term in circulation that caught my attention not too long ago: The Daily Grind.
I love that phrase because it means so much. The Daily Grind, to me, is what you and I go through to get through the day, and prepare ourselves for tomorrow. The Daily Grind is:
- Waking up at 6 A.M.
- Having a 15 minute lunch break for 9 hours of work.
- Getting back at 5 P.M. and knowing that you still have so much homework left before tomorrows 8 A.M. class.
- Only having time for a small meal.
The Daily Grind is never going to change. Everyone goes through the daily grind. The only differences is that someone else’s daily grind may be easier to deal with than yours, and there’s nothing wrong with that. The hardships and struggles you endure will transform you into something that your own definition of “greatness” can’t even grasp.
I’m not here this week to give you another “mini-workout” before class. I’m here to tell you that you that just it’s not enough to just put the time into getting fit. If you think that putting just a few minutes a day to getting fit is enough, then I’m sorry to tell you this, but you’re wrong. This is a long life commitment.
Don’t ever feel sorry for yourself because the second you feel sorry for yourself you realize that FAILURE is acceptable. Failure is NEVER acceptable. Success is a transformation of blood, sweat and tear. No one ever said that managing school classes, work, pets and school homework was going to be easy. But that’s what is going to separate YOU from EVERYONE ElSE.
You’re going to want to stop with these workouts because, like always, you don’t have the time. I get it, TIME is the most valuable currency in the world, but you have to take advantage of the time that you are give. Don’t spend your free time snacking on a bag of potato chips or watching Netflix. Get up, and tackle the Daily Grind. You’re at the point of your life where you can reinvent yourself.
Think of a major goal you want. Now think that you have experienced a lot of disappointments and setback, or may be you already gave up. There’re are winners, there’re losers and there’re are people out there who just need some coaching to learn how to win. On the other side of that door lies success, but you need a key to open that door. You don’t have that key, but what you need to know about getting to the other side is that “It’s possible.” Just remember that someone else has done it before. If that someone has made their dream a reality then it’s possible that you make your dream a reality.
This is where I could say, “Good luck,” but “luck” has nothing to do with it. All I can tell you, for lack of a better phrase, is to “JUST DO IT.”
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“It is a shame for a man to grow old without seeing the beauty and strength of which his body is capable.” – Socrates