A phrase often uttered during platitudes between friends or acquaintances. I always thought this was a sentiment to the lazy and unmotivated complaining about life…
Interested I looked up the origin of the statement… what I found was interesting to say the least. Talking about first world problems and often marginalized by everyday problems that we all must deal with… More info attributed the phrase to 2Pac and the oppression black society felt in the 1990s.
Yet, I think this statement could have much more meaning and TRUTH… Maybe this statement reaches down to the depths or our being to emphasize the importance of what we are doing, day in and day out.
We all have choices as to how we live our life.
1. We can go life with our blinders on and be content at were we are at.
2. We can go through life always trying to get the next thing, and in a blink our life has passed us by.
…but what if
3. We create a solid foundation of who we are now with a vision of who we want to be in the future. And as we traverse through life towards this greater good, we will face obstacles, and we will have struggles that we must endure and face with strength and pride. We must learn to live in these moments, by embracing these struggles and obstacles… because this is our life, the journey to be the best person we can be. Without the struggle, without the obstacles… what kind of life would we have?
So every time we face some adversity, some obstacle, some struggle… We must ask ourselves “How can I turn this into a positive?” and “What did I learn from this failure?” and “What a great chapter this is going to make in the story of my life!” Most things can be overcome if we are in the correct frame of mind!
We all need to stop telling ourselves the story of how bad our life is at this moment while trying to blame the past… instead we need to look at our life right now and figure out how to make it a little bit better for today, and then tomorrow, 1% at a time!
You are in control of your own story, of your own destiny. Grab your Pen and Start writing!
And as I quip, “The Struggle is Real” What I really mean is “I love that you are struggling, just as I am struggling because our lives are becoming bigger and better because of it!”