Today, I want to start getting real with you. Most of all I need to get real with myself.
Many of you have followed me for years. I love you for that. Your support and encouragement mean the world to me.
So, for you.. You know my struggles & my victories.
Well, my BACK has resulted in a major mindset failure for me. The pain has tested every ounce of my being. Daily it has chipped away at my confidence, my goals, my vision, My purpose.
Since 2020, I have had the most adversity I have ever faced in my life.
I lost my little brother during COVID.
I herniated a disc in my back for a 2nd time and the sciatica nerve pain was like no pain I have ever felt in life.
On top of that, I lost several key people in my life who supported me. But had to make hard choices for themselves and do what was right for them. I respect that.
But losing these people caused my house of cards to fall.
Today, I write this because I am slowly building a new house in my MIND, BODY & BUSINESS(S).
I found my BEST-SELF. My mindset was unbreakable. I was working out daily, had no physical pain and my businesses were thriving.
When I set my mind to it anything was possible!
I still have back issues, my daily workouts are a major struggle & my business(s) are slowly growing but not as fast as I imagined.
Today, marks a shift in my life.
A shift in my MINDSET
Today, I am getting vulnerable with you… My Friend.
Because I believe vulnerability = strength
Today, I am in a place where I have little sciatica nerve pain and I’m fighting hard to become my BEST-SELF again.
In my mind this GOAL leads to one BIG decision. The choice to have surgery, replacing the disc in my back with an artificial disc…
Because I have realized your health is a key factor to becoming your BEST-SELF.
Or, continue living a life of struggle with pain and the inability to be my best physically.
This choice scares the shit out of me!!
One I have been contemplating for 12 months now.
The list is endless but I always land on the one I believe in most.
WHAT IF “IT WORKS!”
What if, this back surgery brings me 100% relief so I can run, jump, lift and push my BODY & MIND to the max.
What if this works & I get back on my path.
This is a big CHOICE in my life.
Today, I am getting closer & closer to making it.
I believe greatness is not about dollars & cents.
It’s not about what you have and what you don’t have.
It’s not about your status or who’s your friend.
→Greatness is about how you discover yourself along the way, make choices and take action to become your BEST-SELF.
Becoming that someone you dream about.
Becoming that someone you know you can be → based on the voice in your head telling you “You Can!!!”
NOT the voice telling you “Why you can’t.”
Not the devil who tries to sabotage all your God given gifts.
Not the pressure you feel to belong.
Not the money, cars, houses and trophies you believe symbolize greatness because the devil told you so.
Sure, you can have them…
But don’t let them define you.
THIS IS THE REAL TEST IN LIFE
Greatness is HARD
Like TRUST… Greatness is earned!
Today, I was able to go deep and identify 4 ways I believe I can achieve my personal GREATNESS.
This is what I wanted to share with you.
→ Self-awareness is the key to reaching your GREATNESS
#1: STOP CHASING PLEASURE. THE ACTION IS THE GIFT… Choose to take action on your goals.
#2: STICK TO YOUR VISION
MAKE YOUR TASKS NON-NEGOTIABLE IN YOUR LIFE TO THE PROGRESSION
OF THAT VISION.
#3: DO WHAT’S HARDEST FOR YOU.
Do what’s hardest for you. Whatever is hardest for you, whatever holds you back from becoming your BEST-SELF.
Face it head on and believe anything is possible.
This is where true Self-awareness is found.
That’s how you get mentally strong.
Don’t just do it for a week and talk about it.
COMMIT to it!
Achieve everything you set out to do and watch your confidence explode.
#4: CHOOSE TO LEVEL UP
Life is about the choices you make along the way. You are where you are because of the choices you made.
Stop looking for excuses & start making the choice to be your BEST-SELF!
To Love Yourself.
→ Never Forget the GOLDEN RULE:
“The most important word you can hold is the one you keep to yourself.”
Your words mold your character.
Your character is defined by the promise you keep with yourself & others.
Cheating yourself and/or others is the devil at work.
Today, I write this because it symbolizes a shift for me in my spirit and as an individual.
A shift away from the negative as I focus on the positive and what’s possible.
A shift away from adversity and into opportunity.
I have big choices to make.
Big choices are supported by MASSIVE ACTION.
Because ACTIONS ARE WORTH 1,000 WORDS…
There is no reason for me to talk about it.
Watch & See