I hate to say this but many of us are scheduled to die tomorrow. According to CNN details (https://edition.cnn.com/2005/BUSINESS/02/03/monday.pressure/) the American Journal of Hypertension showed that many workers suffer a significant increase in blood pressure as they return to the office after the weekend. Now, its true that facts and figures are only as valid as the process and person’s delivering it, but hey… lets cut the crap and RECOGNIZE that many people die on Monday. They are heading back into the stressful, challenging and dead-end lives they’ve been living.
But, here’s the greater truth; most of our physical ailments and challenges are all controlled, fueled or even prevented mentally; Yes, you read correctly all of it (within reason) is controlled by our minds. You’ve heard the term PMA/positive mental attitude. Some of you heard it some time ago and forgot it. Others heard it, exercised it, and somehow didn’t fully adopt it in your lifestyle. I’m one of those; people who have been side-tracked and don’t necessarily keep with that as a fundamental.
Well positive mental attitude has helped many of us who have overcome the toughest of times. The bottom line, it’s all in your mind.
So then what is holding you back? What is so challenging and so stressful and so perilous that you are stuck? What is the weight on your shoulders that is so heavy on your body that you are about to collapse? Is it as bad as living in a cave? Is it as bad as being stuck on a mountaintop with below freezing weather conditions? Is it as bad as growing up with no arms and no legs? My friend, I want to challenge you and remind you that you know not what true challenges are. There’s an old saying: “Before you accuse, criticize, and abuse- walk a mile in my shoes” But aren’t so many of us criticizing, abusing, condemning and complaining about ourselves? Aren’t we doing this without putting things into true perspective?
What about: “I was sad because I had no shoes until I met a man that had no feet”? And I’m sure many of you have seen the story about Nick Vujicic, born without arms or legs.
Family, if it takes reciting and remembering and recalling quotes like these and stories like these to remind us that we are human, that we make mistakes, and that we DO survive through the toughest of times, then so be it. Keep this stuff on your cellphones, iPods and computers so that you always have access. I keep many off the world’s greatest motivational speakers at the touch of a fingertip. I keep the best of Mike Tyson on standby. There are so many motivational forms of content we ALL have access to; content we no longer need to pay for. So, if you aren’t already using it, WHY NOT???
Whatever it takes to remind us that we are incredible beings and that we have the potential to experience great joy and great successes despite the greatest of odds…reminders that we are human, that we make mistakes and that we are survivors, despite tragedy and eminent peril, then lets absorb all of it. We did not show up here to merely exist. We excel, we overcome, we succeed and WE PROSPER.
Folks do what you need to do to get what you need, to get what you need, to live the life you want to live. #Relentless