Life sucks, get a fucking helmet!

That title is one of the best lines that Denis Leary ever uttered.  You want to bitch and moan that it your life didn’t turn out the way you wanted.  Take some responsibility and own up to the choices you made.

Sure, some were sacrifices but don’t go whining to everyone else because you aren’t a CEO or have the ‘prize winning child’.

Here’s a secret though.  Life turned out EXACTLY how you asked it to.  You made the choices, you made the sacrifices, you turned left when you should have turned right.  (Noticing any common words repeating there….?)

Let me give you a quote that is often attributed wrongly to Nelson Mandela, by Marianne Williamson.

Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, and fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people will not feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It is not just in some of us; it is in everyone and as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give others permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.

What scares you IS choice.  In fact, the ONLY thing we have in this world is choice.  I’ve seen people who are absolutely brilliant yet wallow in mediocrity because they are afraid to make the choices that would free them.  Some of my best friends are so damned smart that it pains me to see them give in believing it is the better path.  I see the echoes in their stories that are deep-seated roots of what they are truly feeling.

I will not be one who goes ‘quietly into the night’.  I will not be one who lives a life of  ‘quiet desperation’ as so many people do.  My eyes have been open and to live my life any other way would be the greatest atrocity I could ever commit.

Remember who you are responsible for!!!

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