Friday, December 3, 2010

Toe the Line

El Maestro boxing ring 1Image by Serge De Gracia via Flickr

There comes a point in a person’s life where they must toe the line. You can be the most passive person, get perpetually steamrolled with the idea of being content, and start to concede to this notion. Rest assured that even if you accept a bystander role you will have to put your foot down to let your position be known. Others are eager to let the world know what they want. To those that decide to shoot for the stars, I salute you. Toe the line. Anything worth having is worth fighting for...

Success doesn’t happen overnight. It doesn’t take a night off. Even to those that seem to have success just come to them, that isn’t the case. It’s that drive. It’s that mindset. It’s that urge to not just accept a role, but to go farther. It’s instilled in them, it’s ingrained in them. Success doesn’t come easy. The price is sometimes steep. To roll the dice a person must be a mixture of things that include some variance of these parts: insane, brave, eager, confident, calculating, and consumed. Chew on that and see where you fall.

If it were easy, Rome would still be the center of the world, everyone would be a dot com millionaire and the captain of the football team would really have become the president. Alas, this isn’t always the case. Actually it hardly ever is. I love the fact that people know this and still chose their fates. That’s right, we chose to accept them. Someone could be at the bottom rung constantly but if that person never gives up, they’ve succeeded in inspiring someone around them. We love that kind of inspiration, no matter what the outcome is. If Rocky had lost all those times he was the underdog, you would still be inspired. Rudy never went to the pros, but we still remember his struggle for that one game. We pull inspiration from failure just as much, if not more, from failure.

I believe that the fear of failure is what causes so many from ever trying anything. I wish that wasn’t the case, but at the same time I’m happy it is. See if everyone else had that kind of conviction I wouldn’t feel like I’m all alone on my soapbox. Then I realize that since so many decide not to, I get to stand on the soapbox all alone. It makes the struggle a bit more enjoyable knowing that at least I’m trying and others are just too lazy to give it a go. The more chances I get when the competition is light.

I’m sorry but if you still haven’t seen the video, or want to see it again, you have to check it out… again if need be… I want everyone that reads this to be successful… It doesn’t have to be monetary, I just want to know that someone somewhere realizes that this world isn’t fair, but that is no reason to quit. I know some of you are quite literally taking the world on. Some have been and currently are outside of what they were so familiar with. How does it feel? It’s a flood of emotions isn’t it? Exciting, lonely, fun, scary and whatever adjective you’d like to add in right??? The learning experiences occurred from leaving your comfort zone is tremendous! Tis a shame many people never get to experience that… by choice nonetheless...

The history and discovery channel are awesome… just not as awesome as actually doing some of those things. As we trek through our own personal journeys I hope you take the time to remember where you started, where you’ve been, where you are at, and where it is you are going… It’s never the same and it makes for one hell of a ride!

Just a random thought…

As Always… Knock Hard… Life is Deaf…
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