Let’s face it. We are all going through “something” — some more than others. Today, you might be feeling as though you are about to fall off the “cliff of life” because you don’t see a way out of your circumstances. I beg to differ; however, you are in for the fight of your life! Stop sitting around feeling sorry for yourself and questioning why and sitting in the corner holding your head in your hands and doing nothing. You have to FIGHT FOR YOUR LIFE!
Today, I want you to put on your “imaginary” boxing gloves, and choose your stance all the while grounding your feet into the floor to make sure you are stable. I, then, want you to “pretend” to punch the living daylights out of those issues after asking them “if they want some of this”. Uppercut depression. Right jab low self-esteem. Use the hook move to take out anger and hurt. Use the cross technique to crush loneliness. Tell those problems that you will not be defeated!
Your opponent (issues) hit you pretty hard, and knocked the wind out of you. Catch your breath and get back in there. You were punched so hard that you lost your footing, and felt like you were unable to get back up. You just wanted to lie there in agony, but you can’t. As the referee is counting, don’t let him get to ten. Slowly rise to your feet, and resume your stance. Look those matters, that are causing you stress, straight in the eye and say, “I’m not done yet”. Put on your “mean mug”. While you are handling your business, hear your supporters rooting for you. They are loudly cheering you on. They are screaming “You can do it. Don’t give up”. Now is not the time to throw in the towel. You only have a few more minutes to go in this round. Bluff your opponent by putting on your game face; you don’t want it to be known just how hurt you are because the same spot will be hammered and could be potentially fatal. When you are dealt a blow, give several blows in return. Learn how to bob and weave. Stay off the ropes.
Some of “life’s punches”, can be blocked by you being preventive; avoid those pitfalls that are visible. Don’t go left when you know you should go right. I’ve been in a fight most of my life, but didn’t realize it at the time; I just felt people didn’t care too much for me. Folk loved to say some very unkind things. Once I was told that my sister looked better than I did. I was also told that I would never have anything or amount to anything. Those things could have taken me out and, quite frankly, they almost did because I believed those hurtful words. However, I took my life back by being the driver rather than the passenger. I’ve had many “bruises” and have been knocked down more times than I can count, but I thank God that I’m still here to tell the story.
Now, I realize you’re tired, but I implore you to hang in there. Your very existence depends on it. Catch your breath. Drink some water. Use your inhaler. Pray. Cry. Whatever you do, get up!
No matter what is happening in your life, stay in the ring and remember #GurlYouGotItGoinOn.
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