Day (132) – Driven From Within
Posted on January 27, 2012
There was one point in my life where I quit. I mean really quit. I said forget it, it doesn’t matter, and I gave up. I will always remember that day not because it was one of the longest nights of my life, but because that feeling I had in my stomach as I turned the light off near my bed. I stat there in the dark staring into the empty space…absolutely nothing running through my mind but the darkness of the room. I don’t remember how long I stared, but eventually I fell asleep.
The next day I woke up with a purpose inside of me and with something new, a passion for action to back it. I promised myself that I would never give up again. It was that day where I found Winston Churchill’s quote “Never, Never, Never, Give up.” For me, there is a major difference between putting something aside for a while and quitting. Quitting is your own way of telling yourself you aren’t worth it. You might not be good enough…yet. This is the key word…yet. That is the difference between those who are hungry and who are craving success and those who are going to quit. Drive.
There is a great quote by Will Smith where he says that everyone is built with a certain amount of talent, but where he succeeds in the hours of pounding away at his craft to develop his skills. Having skills is incredibly valuable and in my view, much more valuable than talent. Talent will fade with age, skills will only improve with time. I guess you could say this project is about honing my skills. I feel that my writing skills through this process have developed significantly.
Major side note. Hot Pilates is no joke. If you have time to take one of these classes, do it. It was one hell of a workout and made me feel fantastic. Today is day 5 of my juice fast and I am down to 190lbs…fully hydrated…from 200lbs. I can see it in my face, my stomach, and in my overall feeling in general. I promised myself I would make it at least one week on juice. I am so close to that one week. What has truly made the biggest difference is mental game that I have been playing. It is all about keeping your mind on the prize and not letting it slip. No excuses right? This process has completely changed my outlook on food and I feel like I am alive.
Find a higher purpose in your life. Want to know mine? My purpose is to inspire people as much as I can every day to live a bold and powerful life. There it is. That is what gets me up in the morning and why I spend so much time here. I want to hear from you all the time. I want to hear from you your favorite quotes, the best pieces of advice you have ever been given, and your thoughts on life. So head on over to the different pages I have and throw down some great stuff.
The best thing about life is that you have the opportunity to make a difference in your life and in the lives of others. You can make such a big dent on the world but you have to play a big game. Fear will always be present, but if you life a bold life, so will courage.