(This post is part of the Friday Night Kick in the Ass series.)
I know fear. I’ve tasted pain. I’ve cowered in shadow.
Shadow you know well.
To this day, I struggle to rid myself of the shadow . . . the weakness.
Pain. Doubt. Lies.
We all suffer them. It’s part of life.
But you . . . you live them. You’re ruled by them. You can’t do a damn thing without their permission.
But permission is something they will never give.
So you don’t do shit.
You stay in your safe little miserable bubble, pretending that things are just fine and dandy. Life is grand.
But it’s bullshit, and you know it.
You can feel it. Those chains that bind you. They keep you in your place. Keep you stuck. Keep you tame.
A perfect little servant.
Maybe if you just obey them long enough, they’ll show mercy and let you go free.
Or maybe they’ll slacken your chains just enough to give hope, then fuck you when your back is turned.
Yeah, that sounds more like truth.
Because the fact is, they will never set you free. Never. If you’re waiting for the day when you finally get that burst of courage to set out and make something of yourself, you’re going to be waiting a long fucking time.
Want to know why it won’t happen?
It’s because you’re waiting. Waiting and waiting and waiting. It will get you nowhere.
What exactly do you wait for anyway?
I’ll tell you. You’re waiting for the opportunity to be juuuust right. Just perfect.
Or so you tell yourself.
But what you’re actually doing is letting the opportunity slip on by. If you’re not outright turning your back to it, that is.
You are stuck because you have chosen to be stuck. What that really means is you’re not stuck at all. You’re exactly where you planted yourself. Right where you want to be . . . smack in the middle of your tiny pitiful comfort zone.
Your choices have created the life you live. It is your actions that have left you stranded. Or, more likely, it is your lack of action that has left you so mired.
The word is power. It is the greatest power we possess. Without action, we can do nothing. We achieve nothing.
We are nothing.
Action is our gift. It is our power to change the world around us. We are not helpless babes careening though life with no say in what happens to us.
We have free will . . . we have power.
YOU have power.
You are as powerful as any other person on this damn planet. The only thing making you weak is yourself. You have chosen to be weak and so you are.
But if you choose, you could be strong instead.
There is no man or woman on this planet who is inherently greater than you.
You are every bit as strong as everyone else. And you can choose to be stronger still.
So why don’t you?
It’s a simple choice . . . if you make it.
So say it . . .
“I choose to be strong. I embrace my power.”
Say it . . .
“I make my own way through this world. My life is mine to live.”
Say it . . .
“I am who I choose. I make myself. I am as remarkable as I allow myself to be.”
Now swear it . . .
“It’s my life. I OWN it. I RULE it. No longer will I bow to my demons. THEY’LL FUCKING BOW TO ME!”
It’s your life. Own it. Rule it.
No one, but you can make it worth living.
So make something memorable of it already.
(Kickass photo by Alfi007 at stock.xchng)
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