chances are you’ll not know me, however I’ve written this letter particularly for you. Sure, you. I do know you’re feeling fairly down proper now and that your present state of affairs makes the world appear to be a shitty gutter filled with distress.
So I’ve determined to sit down down and write you a great ol’ customary motivational letter. No deep profound ideas, no life contemplation, simply straight pure vitality to jumpstart you again into beast mode.
I’m not right here to let you know to love your self and that every part goes to be okay – you already know that. However regardless of understanding it, you continue to really feel shitty.
I’m right here to let you know to cease pouting. Assume the world fucked you over? Good. I’m right here to let you know to wipe these tears off and use them as lube to fuck the world proper again. I’m penning this to let you know it’s time to toughen up. That’s to not say you’re not already robust or that what you’re feeling isn’t regular. However you’ve anxious sufficient. You’ve regretted sufficient. You’ve felt scared sufficient. It’s time for a change.
Issues didn’t end up the way in which you thought they might. Face it. There’s nothing you are able to do about it at this level, so cease stressing over the issues you may’t change. Sure, you in all probability ought to’ve achieved some issues in a different way – however you didn’t.
You realize that notorious Rocky quote?
You, me, or no one is gonna hit as arduous as life. However it ain’t about how arduous you hit; it’s about how arduous you may get hit, and hold transferring ahead.
Take into consideration that for a second; everybody can throw punches from a place of energy. It’s simple to maintain a constructive thoughts and carry on hustling once you’re in energy. However when your chips are down, once you’re shit out of luck, broke, overwhelmed, and battered, your thoughts simply warps in an wrong way.
If it had been simple, all people would do it. It’s simple to be completely happy once you get up on the suitable facet of the mattress. However you recognize too properly that these days are scarce. For almost all of us, most of our time is spent strolling the tightrope to the subsequent downside.
This letter isn’t written from a place of energy. I used to be in the identical place you might be in now. I felt down on my luck, actually shitty with no method out in sight. However the one method you’ll have the ability to discover a answer to your downside is in the event you bitchslap your self again into focus. And, because you haven’t achieved so already, I’ve determined to step in and slam you over the face as a substitute.
It’s a very paradoxical state of affairs, a catch-22 if you’ll. Your mindset controls the end result; if issues are shitty, you’ll really feel shitty and, due to this fact, issues will proceed to be shitty.
The one method you’ll have the ability to break the cycle is by not letting your present state of affairs have an effect on your frame of mind. As a matter of reality, when your life is at its lowest, your thoughts must be at its strongest for you to have the ability to climb again up.
Fuck letting anxiousness drag you down; use it as motivation to get forward. Fuck letting worry cease you from doing what you need; do it anyway and really feel invincible. Cease asking “why” and begin asking “how”. This isn’t the time for hindsight. At this second, it doesn’t matter how you bought your self into this example. Proper now it doesn’t matter what you might’ve achieved in a different way. All that issues is what you will do subsequent.
You’ve made your mattress, however don’t sleep in it simply but, as you’ll in all probability simply find yourself sobbing by way of the evening. Depart the mattress alone and keep up planning your comeback.
The favored saying goes: “when the going will get robust, the robust get going”. However the actuality is that the robust ought to all the time be going, as a result of that’s what makes them robust within the first place.
It’s arduous. Very arduous. Typically Life punches you straight within the intestine, knocks you down, and simply retains on kicking. However don’t roll all around the ground and cry. Take the beating, however don’t let it beat you. Enable your self to be knocked down, however not knocked out. You’ll be able to’t anticipate the subsequent punch, however you may ponder your subsequent transfer.
Life may be pure magnificence. Life may be actually wonderful. However Life can be a battle, and proper now it’s.
Bodily exhaustion. Psychological manipulation. Emotional catastrophe.
When Life hits, it could rob you of your sleep, vitality, and energy. It could play along with your thoughts, shaping it and twisting it. It may possibly assault your feelings, shallowness, and confidence.
However by no means, ever, EVER let it fiddle along with your mindset. At all times hold a pointy focus. By no means lose sight of what’s actually essential. Hold pushing and struggling till you get your self up, stand straight, and look Life proper within the face.
There’s no worry in you anymore. No anxiousness. No hesitation.
Staring down Life may be the identical as staring down the barrel of a loaded shotgun. You’ve gone by way of hell and again, however you’re nonetheless standing up, prepared for extra. As a result of you may take the punches. You’ll be able to take the assaults, the beatings, and the rest Life has in its arsenal.
And at that second, Life smiles and walks away. You depart on good phrases. The world is gorgeous once more. Birds are chirping and the solar is shining. Your wounds are therapeutic and also you’re rising increased than ever.
However you don’t neglect. As a result of in the end, you and Life are going to conflict once more. Solely this time you’ll be smarter. You received’t make the identical errors once more. You received’t get damaged as simply. And this time, in the event you’re good sufficient…
…you’ll be the one to throw the primary punch.
Let this one sink in. I’ll be proper right here, ready in your reply.