A friend of mine sent this to me recently after I was having a difficult time emotionally. I got to thinking about what Jocko is saying in this video. It is so easy (SO EASY) to fall into the pit of despair…the “it’s not fair” lifestyle…the woe is me attitude…
…and yet is is so POINTLESS to go there; stagnation doesn’t produce growth. We have to WAKE UP to our lives and realize that we have CHOICES…every single moment of our life presents us with CHOICES…
I love when someone tells me that I can’t do something. This video reminded me of the “watch me” mentality that I adopt when someone doubts me. I am not a weak, dependent female…I am not incapable…
- a role model to my girls
- a strong independent woman
- a proud survivor
- a motivator
- a teacher
- a brilliant thinker
- a talented artist
….and I became all of these things out of the struggle! The hurricanes that life throws at us are an AMAZING gift because they make us who we are! They make us stronger and more resilient! Embrace the struggle and have faith that you will come through this and you will be able to help others once you are on the other side.
So I ask…who are you?