This is the end.
You might think this an ominous thought to wake up with.
On the contrary, it is a wonderful headline with which to meet a brand new day.
It has occurred to me this thought is a follow-on from yesterdays; “How long do I have to put up with this? Today mind is saying, You put up with it no longer. It’s over. We move on.
If you find yourself in a situation that is not ideal for you. One you are finding hard. Take heart. Keep going. One foot in front of the other. Crawl if you have to but just keep going. Make yourself a promise. Promise yourself with all the determination and intensity you can muster, I will not give up. I will NEVER give up.
Be the hero of your life.
Become the hero of your own story. Become one of those people you read and hear about. The ones that keep going against all odds. The ones who don’t stop when every fibre in their body screams for them to lie down, give up. Keep going no matter what because one day it will be over. You will be free of whatever is driving you to the brink. Nothing lasts forever. Not life. Not anything.
Make your life count. It is yours to live and turn any which way but loose. That’s not right, you can go loose too if you so choose.
Here is something for you to take to heart. Please do. Only you are qualified to be the hero of your story. Don’t abdicate that role to those way unworthy.
Ball players get paid vast sums to play a game. Golfers and snotty-nosed-spoiled-brat tennis players also. Film stars, rock stars, radio stars and a whole gaggle of celebrities get revered and paid fortunes. Stop and think about it. Why? What lasting, fundamental and meaningful difference do they make to your life? Really?
Sadly, the vast majority of people are bit players in their own lives. They set up role models, leaders and dictators. Individuals that for the most part are depraved, selfish, egocentric, ruthless, cruel and at times plain stupid.
There is a small percentage of individuals that are genuine of course, these genuine ones are however rare and different. Different in the sense that if you think of any of them you will find that that man or woman did one and only one thing first and foremost— they lived their lives as they saw fit and rest followed. They were the heroes of their lives. Why not you?
WHY NOT YOU? The answer is it should be you.
There is a reason the vast majority of people hand over the leadership role in their life to others. By giving the lead role to someone else one has someone else to blame for any and all failures.
Ego, dear reader, puts you in all kinds of unpleasant, dangerous, sad, bad and ridiculous situations. Ego does that because by occupying your mind with that stuff you don’t focus on your reality. You can’t be in two frames of mind at once.
But here’s the thing. Every situation ego puts you in can be used for your freedom. Every situation. There are no exceptions in this.
Consider this when you are going through tough times or indeed when something you consider good turns to mud. There is a reason for that too. This life is like that. Spring. Summer. Autumn. Winter.
That’s just the way this setup works. Learn to love it, and if that is too tall an order just now, learn to deal with it … because you can!