Is it worth it?

I believe in sacrifice and delayed gratification – as long as we’re doing it in a sustainable way.

That’s the stipulation.

If it comes at the expense of our health and peace the cost is too high.

That’s too expensive of a trade-off.

If it’s ruining your life today, is it worth it?

Finish What You Start

People like to say “finish what you start.”

It sounds good.

But if you accidentally picked up a bottle of bleach and started drinking it you wouldn’t finish it.

You’d stop drinking when you realized it was toxic.

I’m not a quitter.

I do stop doing things when I realize they’re toxic and hurting me.

So the next time somebody says “finish what you start”, ask yourself if you’re drinking bleach or doing something toxic.

We don’t have to hurt ourselves to prove how tough we are.

That’s just silly.

Unicorns Do Exist

For those who say unicorns don’t exist, I beg to differ.

I found one in my wife and best friend.

I found somebody who loves me and supports me unconditionally.

I found a one in a million (or more).

Whatever you’re on the hunt for, remember unicorns do exist.

You Got a Friend in Me

I don’t need gifts.

I don’t need you to do anything for me.

I just need a little bit of your time and attention.

I just need a few nice words.

I just need to feel appreciated, cared for, and loved.

Those things feel the best and mean the most to me.

If you give me those things, you have a loyal friend in me.

I will fight on. I will overcome. I will conquer.

Sometimes I’m confident,

Sometimes I’m insecure.

Sometimes my vision is crystal clear,

Sometimes it’s blurry.

Sometimes I know exactly where I’m going,

Sometimes I lose my sense of direction.

Sometimes I have more courage than a lion,

Sometimes I live in fear.

Sometimes I have conviction,

Sometimes I’m hesitant.

Sometimes I feel stronger than Hercules,

Sometimes I feel weak like I couldn’t beat myself out of a wet paper bag.

Having mixed feelings is normal. It’s called being human.

I will fight on. I will overcome. I will conquer.

Second Set of Eyes

Sometimes it’s important to have a second set of eyes.

I came to that conclusion this week after training somebody.

Sometimes people are overconfident and think they’re capable of doing more than they can.

On the other hand, sometimes people lack confidence and think they’re capable of doing less than they can.

We all have blind spots.

We all need more experienced people in our corner.

People who have seen a lot are a decent judge of ability.

We need somebody who will push us when we need pushed.

We need somebody who will hold us back when we need held back.

It helps having somebody who sees what we don’t see helping us and supporting us.

I’ll Never Forget You

To my family and friends that I rarely see and talk to:

I think about you,
I don’t check in and check on you like I should,
For that, I’m sorry,
I know it’s not right, and it doesn’t make me feel good,

I could be better and do more,
I’m not the best family member and friend,
I feel bad,
I’m not going to act and pretend.

Life is fragmented,
We go our separate ways and grow apart,
I’m not making excuses,
If we’ve had a connection, you’ll always have a special place in my heart.

I’ve changed and am a different person,
We don’t have much in common,
I apologize if I hurt you,
I just want you to know I’ll never forget you.

Anger

Life has given me reasons to be angry.

And sometimes I do get angry.

But I try never to take my anger out on another human.

Bad things happen.

We don’t have to hurt other people with our pain.

Look Out for People

Look out for people.

Always look for ways to help people.

Not because you want something or need something.

Because it’s the right thing to do.

Create good karma.

People will look out for you.

Working hard to work less.

Working hard to work less.

Working hard to find ways to work less.

Not because I’m lazy.

Because I want to live.

I’m not afraid of hard work.

I am afraid of working too much.

There’s so much to see, do, learn, and experience.

I’m curious and want to see it, do it, learn it, and experience it.