Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Be Inspired

It is true this blog is mainly for the small observations I see and appreciating these things and the humor in them.  I feel like my duty is to see or do and report for the simple fact that my life is funny most of the time and how I tend to deal with things is hilarious (side note:  There will be a post about the MINI and snakes....stay tuned).
However, this post is more for the realization this past week of how we can sometimes go through the motions of daily life and forget what it is like to be inspired.  I should back up, I am a kind of a notebook/post it junkie.  I find things I like or thoughts I have and I write them down. Some don't make it past that.  But today this fell out of a bag in my closet....I can tell by the paper it is on that it is from a notebook circa 2007-2008.  Here is what I have written, granted there is just this one page so there is no back story on why or what....but I think you will get it:

"And Hansel said to Gretel let us drop these bread crumbs so that together we find our way home.  Because losing our way would be the most cruel of things.  This year I lost my way.  And losing your way on a journey is unfortunate but losing your reason for the journey is a fate more cruel.  This journey lasted 8 months, sometimes I traveled alone, sometimes there were others who took the wheel and took my heart but when the destination was reached it wasn't me who arrived.  It wasn't me at all.  Once you lose yourself you have two choices; find the person you used to be or lose that person completely. Sometimes you have to step outside of the person you have been and remember the person you were meant to be.  The person you want to be.  The person you are."

George Bernard Shaw once wrote "There are two tragedies in life; one is to lose your hearts desire and the other is to gain it".

I once went to work with one of my friends.  He and I told ourselves that I was "shadowing" him but let's be honest.  We just hung out all day.  He worked I mostly just procrastinated my grad school homework.   The very first thing that he said to me when I got in the car was "Okay so to start the day we listen to this mix" (he was in sales).  That moment has always stuck with me.  Every morning we decide how our day will be and you know Brandon kills it every single day.

So this morning when running seemed like the worst idea I have ever had at 6:00 am.  "The Fighter" by Gym Class Heros was the first on the mix....and there was my moment of inspiration and it has stayed with me all day.  I LOVE this song, someone once made fun of me for liking it so much but I do and I remember why.  Here is the line that stuck "If you fall pick yourself up off the floor and when your bones can't take no more just remember what you're here for".

Nothing big or bad has happened but it put in to motion this thought.  Where am I at?  Where do I want to be? What do I want to do? What do I want to become? What will I do today that will matter?  You can choose to blame your circumstances or fate or bad luck or you can fight back.  Things are not always going to be fair in the real world, that is just the way it is.  But for the most part you get what you give.

Let me ask you some questions.  What is worse not getting everything you wished for? Or getting it and realizing it is not enough?  The rest of your life is being shaped right now by the dreams you chase and the choices you make and the person you decide to be.  The rest of your life is a long time and the rest of your life starts right now.

So go get it.  Kill it.  Do it.  You have got this.  Listen to Gym Class Heros and be excited to duke it out with life and WIN.