“It’s just a simple question of humility. If you’re not humble, life will visit humbleness upon you. I’m a really damaged human being, and it’s still such a struggle, but I’m going to fight to the end this time.” – Mike Tyson
When you think of Mike Tyson, eloquently composed quotes about life aren’t the first thing that come to mind. But Mike summed it up perfectly in a manner I relate to wholeheartedly. Maybe because I’m such a damaged person as well.
When I decide I’m the captain of the ship and I don’t need to do the little things to keep myself humble and on the right path, life has a way of right sizing me. I preach the importance of gratitude in my life. For the last two months my words and my actions haven’t been congruent. I started to take my blessings for granted.
I struggle to hit my knees and pray. I bullshit the process and go through the motions. My words and thoughts aren’t genuine and don’t come from the heart. For me, prayer show thanks and gratitude for my life; acknowledging there is a force greater than myself out there. I pray on my knees as a sign of humbleness and humility.
I focus on the past and future instead of enjoying today. I look at the obstacles in my life and don’t see progress being made to overcome them. I want everything to play out in my time frame and on my terms. That’s not how my life works.
I’m partying too much, not getting enough sleep and getting sidetracked being hungover. My social life is important to me. I need to have fun. If I don’t I become very boring and judgmental of myself and others quickly. I turn reclusive and I miss out on the people, places and experiences that make my life enjoyable. (more…)