At 13 years old, I was wallowing in my circumstances.
I had just been diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes.
I thought my life was over.
I thought my sports career was over before it had truly begun.
I feared taking 8 shots per day for the rest of my life.
I hated thinking about pricking my finger 8 times per day.
I felt sorry for myself.
I had no clear picture for how my life was going to get much better.
My circumstances did not look good.
Well, I learned to live with the principle of VISION.
Learning to live in VISION over CIRCUMSTANCE helped me climb out of that pit of despair.
Now today, almost no matter what negative circumstances may occur around me, I don't lose hope. I keep the faith. I keep my eyes on the prize (THE VISION).
This simple shift in perspective has changed my life.
Interestingly, right now the vast majority of Americans are currently living in their COVID-19, fear-driven, media-frenzied, life-is-going-downhill CIRCUMSTANCE.
There is a massive problem going on in our society.
A big part of the problem is most can't even see it happening.
You ready for the problem?
We spend our whole entire lives looking for acceptance in all the wrong places.
See, we look for acceptance from almost every direction, except one. This neglected angle is a massive angle. It's extremely important.
It's the INTERNAL COMPASS that the masses miss out on.
You can have 1 million likes on social media , but if YOU dislike/don't know who YOU are personally, that 1 dislike overrides any pride that the 1 million might have brought you.
It's why famous actors turn to addiction. They make everybody happy on screen and have all of the "worldly" success, but internally, they don't know who they are.
Now, I don't have life all figured out. I'm not at the level I want to be at. I still have a long way to go. I value followers just as much as anybody and I appreciate likes and comments on my posts just like you do. At the end of...
Actually from Christmas Eve to January 1 is my favorite week of the year.
It's the perfect time to reflect on the previous year.
It's also the perfect time to plan for the upcoming year.
You get the point.
Most people don't reach their goals because they never set them.
They never set goals because they don't take advantage of the last week of the year to reflect and plan for the next year!
Don't let that be you!