Give What We Got

Those who give won’t go without.

I’m not exactly sure what I have to give and offer, but I’m going to keep giving what I have and then give some more.

Get It Out

Get it out.

Relieve ourselves.

Out can be better than in.

Getting it out usually makes me feel better.

When I get it out, I feel lighter and freer.

Express yourself. Free yourself.

My Day Will Come

I’m 32 years old and haven’t figured out exactly what I want to do with my life professionally.

I think I know. I thought I knew. But life constantly changes, and so do I.

I perceive pressure from society.

I put a ton – that’s an understatement – of pressure on myself.

I know worrying about it and obsessing over it won’t make it better.

I try. Maybe I try too hard.

I think. Maybe I overthink.

Maybe I’m rushing. Maybe I’m forcing it. Maybe I’m trying to fit somewhere I don’t fit. Maybe I’m looking in the wrong places.

What am I missing? What am I not seeing? What don’t I know?

I try to be patient but grow impatient. I try to trust the process but grow frustrated.

Am I doing the best I can? Am I dedicating enough time and energy? Am I focused? Am I focused on the right thing?

Whatever I’m doing isn’t cutting it. It’s not good enough. I’m a capable of more and better. I’m not living up to my potential. I have more to offer.

Some things in life have come naturally and easily to me. This is not one of them.

It’s hard for me. So hard. I’ve been struggling with the same issue for years.

I spent a lot of time working on myself and building my personal life. The hard work paid off. I’m thriving personally. I’m healthy. I’m at peace. I’m happy.

I want to thrive professionally. It’s important to me. I have to commit to it just like I did with my personal life.

This missing piece keeps me up at night. It haunts me. I want it so bad.

I’ve been relentlessly searching and persistently pursuing.

Maybe I’m chasing it and scaring it away.

Maybe I have to be more patient and wait longer. Maybe I have to let it come to me. Maybe I have to work harder and make it happen. Maybe I have to take control and go get it.

The unknowns. The uncertainty. The questions. The doubts. The maybes.

This is my journey. This is my quest. This is my life. I will continue. I will overcome. I will conquer.

The opportunity will come. I will be ready.

My day will come.

Hold It Together

When we feel like we’re falling apart, hold it together. Take back control.

Issues and Blessings

I have a lot of issues – too many to count. I also have a lot of blessings – too many to count.

I guess we have to take the bad with the good. I do know I have a lot to be grateful for.

Defy the Odds

I have defied the odds before. I will defy them again.

Perception

Perception – how we’re viewed by others.

Our appearance. Our presentation. What we wear. What we drive. Where we live.

We portray to the world who we are, who we want to be, or both.

We choose how we portray ourselves. We control the narrative. We paint our life.

There’s an incentive to exaggerate. There’s an incentive to fake it until we make it.

We can portray success. We can fake looking successful.

We can get an auto loan to buy a nice car. We can use a credit card to buy nice clothes, a nice pair of shoes, and a nice watch.

We play fictional characters. We play the part. We act to get ahead.

I don’t agree, but if that’s how you want and need to get ahead, it’s not my place to intervene.

I prefer to be myself. I prefer to be honest, real, and true. I don’t want to live a lie.

It may take me longer, but I will get ahead and will be successful. And I will do it the honest, hard way.