EMOTIONALLY SPEAKING: PART 4 OF 4
Your Right To Fail… And Get Stronger In The Process
"Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed is more important than any other." -Abraham Lincoln
Each time you give up a bit more of your rights to make your own decisions, whether you realize it or not, you are handicapping yourself to the limitations of the one to which you willingly give up these rights.
In terms of giving up your right to be the captain of your own ship to the Federal Government, well, suffice it to say that the Government will never be able to see as clearly, step as confidently or soar as highly as you will when taking action on your own behalf.
And as much as politicians (of BOTH parties) attempt to wrest control away from the People and impose their asinine, inane, defeating, burdening, taxing limitations on the back of hard-working individuals, this will ultimately never succeed given the very DNA of this country.
It’s YOUR responsibility to find out what your talents and skills are and I WELCOME you, no, I BEG you to succeed based on those as it will inspire ME further.
"If there is anything that a man can do well, I say let him do it. Give him a chance."
And I owe you the same.
You moved somewhere or took a step somehow in pursuing your dream.
No one supports you more than I.
"Whatever you are, be a good one."
But you’ve hit a snag or 10. Life keeps throwing you curveballs. You decide to put an end to the barely scraping by wage that you’re making for some big(ger?) bucks. Soon, you’re working 80 hours a week selling real estate, stressed out, out of shape, hating every day that you wake up, 5 years have passed and whoosh. There you go, rushing right past your dream as you take the Metro home again at 11 that night only to get up at 5 again the next morning to do it all over again. And don’t even mention weekends. What you wouldn’t GIVE for a weekend, even one day in your weekend to have it all to yourself.
It’s time to get a reality check and get off of the merry-go-round of death.
I would rather work 3 part-time jobs and barely be getting by and drop dead doing what I love rather than trade my control over my life and time to anyone again.
Because even if I flat-out drop dead, I won’t know it but I will have been an inspiration to others to live more freely and pursue their passions.
I’ve been there and done 80 hours a week. Never again.
Everything that I’ve done hasn’t worked out for a reason.
It all hasn’t worked out purposefully so that something else WILL work out.
So that I won’t get 30 years down the line and say “What if…?”
I’ll be able to say “I did.”
And when what I’m pursuing finally begins to pay off (literally in terms of income and figuratively in terms of personal satisfaction with my progress and success) THEN I’ll be ready to make some better money.
There is no feeling as good as being able to find out what you’re made for and why you’re here and then stepping forward confidently in that.
"Let not him who is houseless
pull down the house of another,
but let him work diligently
and build one for himself,
thus by example assuring
that his own shall be
safe from violence when built."
Competition, in any arena or profession, is a good thing.
The Government’s constant barrage and assault on the wealthiest and most successful of our population is a travesty and a sin.
Republicans and Democrats who have spent this country into oblivion and lied through their teeth every step of the way should be thrown out on their ears and stripped of all retirement and pensions for which the TAXPAYERS are paying.
There used to be something known as honor. It has all but been lost to the sands of time in Washington D.C. People used to do their time in serving their country and THEN go back to their careers back home, not make politics their career. Because when you make politics your career, then you will do anything and everything to keep your “job” – including selling your soul to the devil (or lobbyists as the case may be).
“You cannot strengthen the weak
by weakening the strong.”
The progressive tax is there to bring those who have succeeded down to everyone else’s level.
Even those who are homeless and struggling would have no one to look up to.
They would have no one to look up to except for, what would be the Government’s ideal scenario, the Government. And try this on for size, the Government doesn’t produce a single thing to add to our Gross Domestic Product (GDP). Someone who is not succeeding looking toward another entity that is not succeeding? Where do you think that will take you?
If you are really ready to give it a go, then know this: you will fail.
At least once.
And then you will use your OWN intuitions and strengths to evaluate what didn’t work, what did work and what you can do better next time.
And you will be stronger for it.
"You cannot help men permanently
by doing for them
what they could and should
do for themselves."
When your right to fail is taken away, your right to be stronger is taken away.
When muscles are exercised to FAILure, the fibers are broken down and when rebuilt by the amazing human body, they are, get this, STRONGER.
So it goes with your own life and efforts.
Freedom is your birthright.
Don’t trade your birthright for a bowl of porridge.
Or a stimulus check.
Or free health care.
“I am a success today
because I had a friend
who believed in me
and I didn't have the heart
to let him down...”