Face your challenges and become great

I hope the clickbait title is what brought you here. Especially because most of the time when you click on clickbait titles, it only gives you some rah rah bullshit to make you feel good, and doesn’t actually address anything. That’s not what I do. Oh no, I throw the garbage side of things right at you, just so you’re aware.

So here it is: life is really hard sometimes.

Not the big revelation I was making it out to be. Everybody knows life can be really hard. A lot of self help gurus tell you that mindset and positivity and manifesting your dreams and shit will basically remove difficulty. Yeah that’s a fucking lie. If the story of the Buddha tells us anything, it’s that no one is safe from the harsh realities of existence.

Instead, we can only learn to manage our own reactions to the thoughts and emotions that rise and fall in our minds. The good and bad of life will continue, with no discretion to man or woman. We just have to keep going.

I’ve been having some difficult times lately. I’ve had a lot of internal struggle, and a lot of external hardships and obstacles just tossing logs on the fire. The shit is like a beach party bonfire at this point, and I hate sand. Does that metaphor make sense? Fuck no, but it makes me uncomfortable so it’s doing its job.

Let me be clear about something. This isn’t easy for me. I’m not giving advice because I’ve transcended or some shit, I’m giving it because this is what I’m doing to stay above water. Some people can handle things better than others, and some people just present well. Don’t be fooled, everyone faces challenges.

So yeah, self help gurus tell you that positive mindset and actualizing your energy or some crap will fix it. They’re half right. Positive mindset will absolutely help, even to the point of possibly saving your life. But that’s not all it takes.

It takes action. It takes perseverance. It takes being stubborn and unwilling to quit.

I’m not going to blow smoke up your ass. A lot of us haven’t even seen the biggest challenges we’ll face. But that doesn’t mean they’ll break us, and that doesn’t mean you have to face them alone. Just be open about what you’re going through, and willing to take a helping hand.

Keep going. You got this.

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2 thoughts on “Face your challenges and become great”

  1. I’m reading this at a perfect time in life where I’m at my end, or at least it feels that way. The weight that’s on my shoulders currently make me feel like I’m being shattered and like I’m the only one in this world. Thanks for sharing your rawness as you usually do, cut out the bullshit and straight to the point. Reading this alone has helped me this evening. Thank you Tim. You’re one of a kind man, and your rawness will always be what draws me to your blogs. Thanks for sharing. Blessings to you and your family.

    1. I’m glad it’s helpful. I’ll never gloss over what struggle and difficulty mean. I’ll also never gloss over that we can make it through. Nothing happens that we can’t handle. Death is the only thing life brings that we aren’t built to overcome. So no matter what challenges we face, they’re only hurdles and obstacles along our journey. If you can’t break through it, go over it. If you can’t go over it, go under it, or around it, or any of the other options we have. No matter how impossible an obstacle seems, we can get past it, even if it means we detour our path.

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