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You Vs. You

We all struggle, whether it be in our professional, or personal lives, family. friends, our job, our cars, there is always something that may be weighing on our minds. It can be something as simple as what we want to make for dinner that night to something as complex as if we should walk away or not. Often times when I come back from a large event or trip, I question myself. Did I use my time wisely? Did I do enough? Could I have done more? Did I miss an opportunity because I wanted to do something else instead? These are a few things I ask myself when thinking about the dream I am trying to pursue.

The week I had was great, and I couldn’t be anymore grateful for the opportunities that did present themselves, and will continue to do so. But a lot of other obstacles came to light. I had a discussion with someone very important to me a while ago about the decisions that we have to make. The hardest decisions we make, are the ones we already know the answers to. And yet, we hesitate. We hesitate for many different reasons. But prolonging the inevitable will just make it hard on us in the long run.

I read a quote not long ago, “It’s You Vs You,” by Alysha Wagorn. Our lives are not all butterflies and rainbows. It is also darkness and hurricanes, and one cannot exist without the other. The quote goes like this,

“Learn to go with the flow. Take each day as it comes. Slow down and listen. Accept your thoughts. Let them come and go. Take back your power. Pursue your passions. Chase your dreams. Shape your future. Forge your own path. Don’t be afraid of making the wrong choices – be only afraid of never having the courage to try something new. Step out of your comfort zone and back into yourself – into who you’re becoming. Express loudly. Bloom wildly. Live boldly. Get out of your own damn way. It’s you vs you. It’s always been you vs. you.”

We all struggle. We all get in our damn way and caught up in our own thoughts. The important thing is not how fast you reach your goal, or how well you do it, but rather the amount of times we get pushed off our paths and find our way back. I know that I will always have doubts about my journey. I may try and blame my shortcomings on others, but I only have myself to blame for allowing distractions. Others have tried to blame me for their own shortcomings, but like myself, they have no one to blame but themselves.

What I do know is, I’ve made it this far. I have pushed, overcome, pursued, built, and continue to work on the life that I am living and want to live. I have done everything in my power to ensure that I have what I need, and can obtain what I want. The journey is not easy, but nothing worth it ever is. My journey is not over. I will continue to have days where I feel like I am not good enough, and I will also have days where I feel on top the world. The light cannot exist without the dark.

Until next time.

Motor on.

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