What Moves Are You Making?
Every step is leading you somewhere.
It doesn't matter how bad the weather gets, or how steep your path becomes. All that matters is that you continue moving forward, because let me tell you something—everything in your life is a bridge. Every move you make is either leading you toward or away from the life you deserve. With that in mind, I want you to think about something.
What moves are you making?
One of my greatest assets has been the ability to be conscious about my decisions. That requires planning, passion, and discipline, but if you have those three things, nothing is truly out of reach for you. Far too often, people die an internal death. Their dreams die when they stop believing in them, and as a result, the world is never blessed by their visions. As a result, they never become the people they deserve to be, or attain the satisfaction they were meant to attain. In my own life, I've had a chance to die internally. There was a point during which I'd lost so much, I didn't know if moving forward was worth it anymore. There was a point at which I'd lost my sport, my career, and a large amount of friends. I had a chance to die a death even worse than the physical kind—I almost died spiritually.
In life, many of us are not truly alive. There are people out there who died in their 20s, or their 30s. There are people who died when someone walked out of their life, and people who died inside after a huge rejection. There are people who have chosen spiritual death instead of continuing to push through the pain, and let me tell you something—if you're human, you're not exempt from pain. If you're human, you're going to have your own silent battles. I'm not sure what they'll look like for you, but everyone has them. I'm not sure who out there is reading this right now, but I do know one thing. If you're a person, you dream, and if you dream, your dreams will be challenged. You'll have a chance, just as we all must, to die a spiritual death.
Don't give yourself a death sentence. Stop telling yourself that your life is over. I'm not saying to ignore your reality—I'm saying to keep moving forward, because the fact is, you can't ignore your reality. You can't magically fix your problems. However, that doesn't mean you can't fix them. When the going gets tough, I want you to remember something—as long as you're moving forward, you're doing great. Failure sucks, but failure is temporary. At the end of the day, a life of unfulfillment sucks a lot more than temporary failure. What's it going to be—are you going to sentence yourself to death, or can you push through for one more day?
It all starts with you.