Burn Your Bridges
I made a promise to my mom when she was breathing her last breaths, when she was on her last days, that I would live the rest of my life going hard at whatever it was that I was doing. Whatever it was that I was focusing on, I would do it to the very best of my ability. I want to challenge all of you reading this to go hard as well in everything you do. Stop going halfway. Stop sticking your big toe in the water and just jump in completely to whatever you are doing. Be the very best spouse that you can possibly be. Work hard at that every single day. Go hard and be the best friend you can be. Go hard and be the very best employee you can be. Go hard and be the best exercise you can be. Push yourself to be the best you can be in everything you do. Be a person that lives with passion in every aspect of your life. Go hard for what you stand for.
Everyday I pray to God, "God burn every bridge in my life that leads me back to destruction." It's time to start living your life to the best of your ability and that takes burning the bridges that lead you back to your old ways. It is time to burn the bridges that take you to the places that bring you down. Some of us don't like the idea of burning bridges. We want to be on good terms with everyone in our lives, but let me tell you something: Leaving a toxic situation and burning the bridge to that relationship isn't the wrong thing to do. In fact, it is the best thing to do for both yourself and the other person involved. Burning bridges in your life isn't a weakness. A bridge is something that takes you somewhere and takes you away from somewhere else. If that bridge is taking you from someplace good and taking you somewhere where you don't need to be to live your life the best you can then you need to get rid of it.
The point of burning a bridge is that you don't get the option to second guess yourself later and try to revert back to who you were before. The point of burning bridges is to make a commitment to who you are deciding to be from now on. Some of us are keeping bridges in our lives that are taking us back to the same crap that has been bringing us down over and over again because we are afraid to let go or we are afraid to hurt feelings. Again I can tell you that it isn't wrong to burn bridges. Don't burn good bridges of course. Don't yell at your boss when you quit your job. Don't say things you will regret to every ex boyfriend or girlfriend because your relationship didn't work out. But there are bad bridges that it is not only okay to burn, but it is the best thing you can do for everyone involved. Start going hard and being who you have always wanted to be, and burn the bridges that keep you from being that person.
It all starts with you.