I love the f*cking struggle. How’s that for kicking in the door on you? Excuse my profanity but that’s simply how I feel. I love the struggle. I hate not having a clue what I’m doing but at the same time, I love it. I hate being stuck but at the same time, I love it. I hate not always succeeding but at the same time, I love it. Why do I love it? I love it so freakin’ much because at the core of all those problems resides a challenge, and I live for that challenge. I live for giving that extra 1%. Whether it’s going past my limits in the gym or going past my limits at my desk, going past my limits both mentally and physically has become a hobby of mine. I strive for fine-tuning this hobby each and every day, making myself just that 1% better with the 1% extra effort I put into myself. I invest in myself both materially and spiritually to be able to give even more of myself.
Every time I prove myself right I feel like I prove the world wrong. That world being some imaginable opposition I’ve created in my head because that’s what we do, right? We constantly dwell on our own thoughts about the thoughts that other people may or may not have about us. No one believes in me more than I do. Even the size of the unconditional love and support of my mother and father cannot match the unconditional love and support I give myself, and I try to channel this energy towards not giving a f*ck. I try to use this love and support to not give a f*ck about what “the opposition” that I’ve created in my head thinks about me. The more I channel it, the more untouchable I feel I’m getting. I’ve got such a long way to go but at the same time, I feel I have indeed come a long way already.
The truth is that people may think a lot of things about you, positive or negative, but you can’t control that. The only thing you can learn to master is your own thoughts. I’ve been a slave to my own thoughts for the longest of times. Then I learned how to see eye to eye with them. Then at some point, I discovered this life’s purpose, and this life’s purpose is and should be all about finding, becoming and then finally being you. At the core of happiness, you’ll find you. That’s what I believe. At the very core of the temple that is your body sits a bonfire that is the raw, true and pure version of yourself, and this bonfire just patiently waits to get lit up. All throughout your life. Sometimes it’ll receive a little spark, but the small flame that starts growing from that spark will often not prevail because it all too often gets washed out by the ever changing tide that is your mind.
I’ve already started gathering big stacks of firewood ‘cause my flame is growing. It will prevail. I promise myself this and I promise you too that your fire will prevail too if you will it. All you’ve gotta do is just keep blowing your own unconditional love, support and belief into it, and I promise you it – will – prevail. Please, light your internal bonfire and fuel your eternal flame.
“Would you rather live your life dead or die on the journey towards the life of your dreams”?
– Marcus Kwame, founder of bodymindmanagement.com
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