When times get hard, most tend to look elsewhere for a source to renew their faith in themselves…. in the world…in human nature. The hardest part about life is relying on oneself. Most find it nearly impossible, seeking an outside source to maintain the ground that quakes beneath their feet.
No one ever said life was easy, there were no promises made. Rocky said it best:
“When things got hard, you started looking for something to blame. Like a big shadow. Let me tell you something you already know. The world ain’t all sunshine and rainbows. It’s a very mean and nasty place and I don’t care how tough you are it will beat you to your knees and keep you there permanently if you let it… You’ve gotta hit as hard as life. It isn’t about how hard you hit, it’s about how hard you can get hit and keep moving forward. How much can you take and keep moving forward? That’s how winning is done. If you know what you’re worth, go out and get what you’re worth. But you gotta be willing to take the hits. And not pointing fingers saying you aren’t where you wanna be because of him or her or anybody. Cowards do that and that aren’t you. You’re better than that.”
I couldn’t say it better myself. Life isn’t laid out on a map for you to view and take a back seat. Wether you give up or give in you are in control. Choosing to fight for what you want, which may mean standing up for the punches, will give you a reason to move forward. It’s easy to just roll with the punches and take a seat on the sidelines. It’s easy to watch other people live their life or destroy yours. It means that you don’t have to try. That the worst expectations have come to a living truth. When you can finally push yourself, think why not for yourself, then you will finally get there. Why can’t you live the life you want? If you’re the only one stopping yourself then you have complete control of your greatness.
Everyone wants a savior. Someone to free them from their personal hell. There’s only one savior. It’s that voice in the back of your head, maybe buried deep down, waiting for you to see the light. Make a choice and hold it tight. You’re the one worth fighting for, and maybe some other special people, however if it weren’t for you then those people wouldn’t be so special. Be strong for yourself and everyone you love. Even those that don’t admit it need someone to take over the burden. LIfe isn’t easy. It’s not all sunshine and rainbows. It’s reality.