“Let me tell you something you already know. The world ain’t all sunshine and rainbows. It’s a very mean and nasty place, and I don’t care how tough you are, it will beat you to your knees and keep you there permanently if you let it. You, me, or nobody is gonna hit as hard as life. But it ain’t about how hard you hit. It’s about how hard you can get hit and keep moving forward; how much you can take and keep moving forward. That’s how winning is done! Now, if you know what you’re worth, then go out and get what you’re worth. But you gotta be willing to take the hits, and not pointing fingers saying you ain’t where you wanna be because of him, or her, or anybody. Cowards do that and that ain’t you. You’re better than that!” — Sylvester Stallone
Lalaina, I can feel your pain inside with every word I read, but I admire you for having the courage to be vulnerable here on Medium — where illuminated minds gather — and to use that pain and anger to create something amazing — articles.
You are not alone in this; we all face the same struggles, because of our power to discover our true passions — dreams — and the courage to pursue them. I am facing the same struggles everyday with my family, which I cannot remove from my life. Our family is given to us by God and have to accept it as it is.
I did eliminate all the other people from my life who brought me down and did not understand my vision. I change, I surrounded myself with amazing people here on Medium who have inspired me and also listen to Lewis Howes’ “The school of greatness” to empower me.
The person who laughs at you and discourages you is the another “walking dead” who has no vision of herself. She is like a car with a broken GPS: spinning around the same road without going anywhere.
“Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.” — Albert Einstein
The person who tries to bring you down, is a person who is ashamed of herself. The anger she throws at you is in fact a reflection of the anger with herself.
For instance, a fat person will always say other people are skinny, in order to hide his own problem.
The path to success is hard; if it was easy, everybody would do it, but remember this: as long as you struggle with it and enjoy it as the same time, then you‘re surely doing the right thing.
Don’t stop doing what you’re doing! You do it too well!