Out of the night that covers me,
Black as the pit from pole to pole,
I thank whatever gods may be
For my unconquerable soul.
In the fell clutch of circumstance
I have not winced nor cried aloud.
Under the bludgeonings of chance
My head is bloody, but unbowed.
Beyond this place of wrath and tears
Looms but the Horror of the shade,
And yet the menace of the years
Finds and shall find me unafraid.
It matters not how strait the gate,
How charged with punishments the scroll.
I am the master of my fate:
I am the captain of my soul.
Your mind is the most powerful thing you have. If you use it properly, you can create anything you want. A few days ago, I embarked on a fitness journey. I promised myself that on December 25 I would have an 8 pack. Hefty goal right?
But what the hell. I mean, I am already in good shape and I have the tools to make it happen…so I am pretty excited about it. I also had put it on my bucket list for this year that it would happen. So, I must make it happen.
I remember a long time ago, someone told me something that made a profound impact on my mind. He said, “We must, because we can.” Pretty incredible.
Why must we do something? Because we are capable of doing it. You are meant to be a beacon of light for the rest of the world, and playing small does no one any good. So as I put on about 4 layers of clothes to go walk for an hour for a cardio session…whenever I ask myself why am I doing this?…I am going to answer, because I can.