I’ve got lofty expectations for myself. I always have and it will never change. It’s how I combat mediocrity. High hopes for tomorrow helps combat the apathy inside of me today. Dreams help me drown out depression.
The frustration I feel as I reflect on what can sometimes feel like an entire lifetime of failure allows me to avoid the anxiety of potential success.
I hope I’m one day content with my lot in life — yet I pray it’s not today.
I constantly must remind myself incremental success is progress.
The hurt I live with keeps me humble. I’m basically shameless, I just know how to sport it with a sense of integrity today.
The day I stop trying to attain all I’ve ever wanted is the day my body and mind begin to rapidly decay beyond both restoration and recognition.
Any anger that’s left in me is aimed inward today. All hatred has been halted in the name of bettering myself and those around me, to the best of my ability.
Negativity once left me blind to the abundance of blessings I was and still am surrounded by. My assets outweigh my liabilities today. I’m slowly but surely replacing all of the apathy with empathy. I traded in the quick hustles of yesterday for hard work that won’t pay off until I’ve proven I’m no longer the man who’s looking to take the money and run.
I know what it’s like to stand alone. Doing so, showed me there was no reason to fear the fight for what I believe in, regardless of who is standing where.
Helping others helps take me out of myself and my head. Self-centered strategies never got me anywhere. They were a cancer I couldn’t stop willingly inhaling — until the cost finally became too high.
I’m done trying to right the wrongs that have been done to me. I only hope to rectify and amend those I feebly did to others, time and time again. If it takes me a lifetime, so be it.
Today — right now — could be the time you start to reach for better. This could be the day you stop making excuses for yourself and those who you intuitively know are no damn good for you or to you. They’re not on your team.
Don’t ever take the players who demand a no-trade clause be written into their contract for granted. There is no price I wouldn’t pay for loyalty.
Clinging to the past robs us of a better future and a brighter tomorrow.
Yesterday’s wars, just don’t matter anymore. They robbed Mothers of sons and daughters of Fathers. They wounded our veterans and destroyed our land.
It’s just not the brand of fight I have left in me today. And Thank God for that.