It’s your turn to rise up and live the kind of life that you were destined to live. Your real challenge in life is not the apparent competition of your opponent or your obvious temptation, which is simply your natural animalistic appetites that must be deliberately controlled, but rather to face yourself daily and measure yesterday’s passion for victory against today’s apathy. There will come a time in your life when what once came easy must be challenged by discovering new ways to muster up the desire and the passion to want to further develop your skills and/or character into something greater. The strength from yesterday is insufficient for tomorrow’s victory. Opposition is a natural part of life.
Failure is a part of Success
You must not be afraid to fail. Do not waste your energy trying to cover up failure. Learn from your failures and go on to the next challenge. It is okay to fail, but it is not okay to stay down on your back. If you are not experiencing some failure in life, you are not growing. The challenge of change is always hard. It is important that we begin to unpack those challenges confronting us and realize that we each have a role that requires us to change and become more responsible for shaping our own future. Although it is okay to fail, you should remember that failure is not natural, but it is necessary. Failure is simply an indication that you have not gone far enough, searched deep enough, stayed long enough or sacrificed all for the sake of discovering that unimaginable treasure within you.
DANGER: Comfort Zone Ahead
What often happens to people is that they easily settle into a zone of comfort because they believe that they have proven enough things to people. Many people successfully close their eyes to their personal defeats by concentrating on corporate battles. Therefore, their daunting task is unfinished because they fail to prove things to themselves. A comfort zone is an agreed upon limit which confronts you to stretch beyond it. Your mind will resist the challenge because your mind and body have gone into retirement. You will always know your limits because your comfort zone dictates it to you. You should never attempt to build a monument of your accomplishments when movement is still required of you.
Weakness Can Lead To Strength
One of the greatest strengths that a person can display is his or her vulnerability. Your susceptibility is not your prison but rather your freedom. You cannot climax while you have already climaxed. To display a weakness is necessary to capture your strength. In fact, it is impossible to be strong all the time or your enemy will easily out strategize you. Your weakness will cause your enemy to relax his defenses, which gives you a chance attack and win.
Be Careful & Pay Attention
Be careful of who you pay attention to when you are in the midst of a personal battle. The people who pretend that they have all the answers about what you should do, have no history of accomplishments. Their advice to you is simply to overcompensate for their own weakness and to mask their lack of character. You can rise up without their so-called-advice. Just because you are experiencing some problems in life, it is not an indication that you are doing something wrong. On the contrary, you are most likely doing something right. Rise up to the challenge and allow the champion in you to come forth.