Posted on February 24, 2013
Les Brown in his speech “Step Into Your Greatness” describes an event in his life where he got down on himself, and didn’t slow down the “car of his life,” he just decided to get off the road and park. He stayed off the road, he went back to his comfort zone, and didn’t even give himself the opportunity to be helped by those who were around him. I’ve listened to this speech, all 48 minutes of it, 10 times in the past week and a half. Why?
I have an interesting life in one particular way. At time it can be incredibly frustrating, and at times it is very fruitful. But because I play a big game in life, the problems that come with this mentality are monumental. They stack up on me, I get stressed out…I still perform…but things can get pretty sporty sometimes. The result of all of this is that I got to a place where I accomplished something that I was working on work almost a year, felt how anticlimactic it was, and then I parked. I parked because I saw my potential, and got scared of it. I am still scared of it. But, I know that I have to start on all of this before I am ready. And that is exactly what I am going to do.
“A setback is a setup for a comeback.” – Les Brown
I’m coming back. Yesterday, I called out for help from a few people, and they sent me things that were incredibly supportive and nice. They picked me up when I was feeling down. And it was in this moment though, the moment where I asked for someone to help jumpstart my car, that I knew I had driven back to the highway of life and was ready to start driving again.
Someone who is becoming closer and closer to me keeps reminding me of something really important that I yelled out last night during a toast. “Too blessed to be stressed.” But it is true, I have incredible people in my life. In fact, I have an incredible life in general. I am supported by family, friends, and thousands and thousands of people who read what I have to write every single day. I just released my heart and soul in the form of a book, and now I am patiently waiting till March so I can take the funds I have received…and invest them back into myself and my dreams. I am going to go do some big things. I know it.
So today I fill my heart with what’s important and I am going to be done with all the rest. What is important? Love, Passion, and Never Quitting. But what else is important to me besides what is mentioned before? Going out and showing other people that they can take something, a dream or a vision, and turn it into reality. That dream or vision can relate to their body, their mind, or their heart. But it is also about inspiring other people to live powerful and impassioned lives. If I can lead my life that way…if I can make that my goal and speak to your heart and overthrow all of the excuses in your mind, then my last day on this earth with be a very happy one.
The Better Man Project
Love , I needed to read that tonight! Thank you
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This is my favorite paragraph: “I’m coming back. Yesterday, I called out for help from a few people, and they sent me things that were incredibly supportive and nice. They picked me up when I was feeling down. And it was in this moment though, the moment where I asked for someone to help jumpstart my car, that I knew I had driven back to the highway of life and was ready to start driving again.”
Congratulations on your book. I appreciate your writing.
You my dear are being nominated for The Very Inspiring Blogger 2013 award. Link back to this post for the rules and list of nominees: http://ramblingsofabipolarwoman.wordpress.com/2013/02/24/its-award-time, including yourself!!! Keep blogging and thank you for sharing and for the support you have shown my blog. Keep up the great work!
I am glad you used this! Hope you saw it on my page! Lol. Stay focus and go! Pleasure to see you do your thing in the world.
Watching the Oscars and thinking about the life I used to have, the potential. I always wanted to do something in entertainment my entire life. I am sad to say how old I am now, but that ship sailed and I was not on it. My computer once told me to go sing, but I didn’t listen. I just printed it out and still have it hanging in my spare room. I do not share most of my personal life on my blog and maybe I should. Thanks for sharing.
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Love it! Simple words make the biggest impact for me:) Thanks for posting this The Better Man Project.
Evan, I can relate more than I’d like to admit to the whole seeing one’s potential and being scared crapless by it. The weight of the self-imposed expectations is often more than I can bare, so I spend too much time thinking about what I want robe doing instead of actually doing it. Good for you for recognizing and moving past this quandary.