Thursday, April 17, 2014

CHALLENGES

Challenges are a part of life.  The important thing to remember is: we are challenged to move beyond the self-imposed limits we put in our way.  We are challenged by the everyday circumstances that come as a result of being a human being in this world and daring to face our lives with courage.  The key to getting beyond the noise in our heads that tell us to run from our challenges is courage.  Courage to care enough about our lives and the lives of others, courage to wake up each morning, drag yourselves out of bed and face whatever is waiting for you to accomplish today.  I have often thought about running away, or taking a short cut, but I have learned that there is no short cut to living.  We have to take it one day at a time; from moment to moment.  Climbing that hill may seem to be the hardest thing to do at times, but if you give in to the weaker side of your being, the side that tells you that you can't do it, you will not make it.  Remember there is always the other side, the stronger side or the positive side that will encourage you to keep going no matter what. Just think about it, if you stop, you will forever wonder, what if  I had continued? What is on the other side of the hill?  It is so easy to set back and rest on your laurels, to stay in that safe place that allows you to be lazy, that allows you to discount your own life.  Your life is much stronger than you realize, there is so much more to getting to the other side of the hill than you can imagine.  So, whenever, you hear that dark whisper in your ear, that tells you that you cannot make it to the lighter side of your journey, don't believe it! Take it as a sign that you must not stop, you must continue, for there is always something more to see, to learn, to experience, to have, you just have to believe in yourself and go for it.  The only thing that can stop you is you....