Sometimes I think twice before writing some of these “self-help” type of blog posts. I assume that for people to read my posts, that they’d assume that I really have my stuff together in life. Of course, any of us who ever decide to take advice from someone on a certain subject would have expectations that that person would be knowledgeable in that subject. Obviously, people would rather take advice from someone with knowledge and/or experience in a specific subject rather than someone with no knowledge or experience. For example, would you want someone with a rat’s nest for hair to be styling your hair? Or a dentist with rotten/missing teeth to be working on your teeth? These examples may or may not have a point, but it sounds pretty good to me right now.
I don’t always have my “stuff together”. But I know that I have the knowledge, the tools, years of experience, and most importantly God to get me through any hurdle, any project, or any lack of motivation. And let me tell you, 10 times out of 10, when I fail, it’s because of a lack of motivation. I can’t let my feelings and my emotions dictate how productive I will be, because I will never get anything done that way. I will never always have my “stuff together”, but I’m glad (never always? why does that sound strange, yet perfect). Glad because that means that every success I will ever have in every area of my life requires a challenge. A success isn’t a success without a challenge. Getting over that challenge makes it a success. For every successful person, there are challenges that that person had to overcome to become successful. Not only that, but to maintain that level of success, or to become even more successful, they would have to face even more challenges. Me not always having my “stuff together” means that as a human being, I face challenges every single day. And each challenges I face yields an opportunity for success. That makes me really happy. If I’m being challenged, that means that I’ve been given an opportunity for success. When I talk about success, I’m not talking about just the long-term end result of all of your hard work. I’m talking about the successes that we can have every single day. If I choose to get off of the couch and put down the ice cream tub to work on a project, even if it’s something small, I consider that a success because I fought the urge to lay around and watch KUWTK all day, and made the decision to get stuff done.
Going back to what I posted on my All About Me page, I have gained knowledge over the years in the “self help” subject, simply because I believe in constant improvements in every area of my life whether small or large, but steady and constant, will prove a successful outcome. I don’t believe that I can sit here and write about these types of subjects because I live a perfect life, but because in my quest to learn as much as I can in the “self help” area and improve my own life in every area, I have a desire to share things that I’ve learned over the years.
Remember – be thankful for each challenge in life, because each challenge yields great opportunities for success, knowledge (life lessons), and an ability to help other’s out in areas where you’ve already had success in.