Have you ever been at a point in life when you wanted to give up, throw in the towel, and quit for the rest of your life? Remember as children, when we played baseball and we failed to catch the ball or, being embarrassed at school for liking someone who didn’t like you? How about when you felt you were the most qualified for a position on your job but you were passed over? All of these, and more real-life scenarios, have been used as the culprit for quitting, or becoming stagnated, where you no longer gave a hundred percent effort.
Life is about moving forward always, no matter what—and not becoming stagnated by some emotional letdown when something doesn’t work in your favor. Finding excuses for quitting at life gives a person immediate access to depression and anxiety, which oftentimes, leads to self-destruction. Disappointments, frustrations, and failures, are all a part of life. Unfortunately, we cannot always escape these life factors, because while we are learning how to live, we are also learning how not to fail. These life lessons inevitably lead to mistakes. How you deal with your errors will either demonstrate your mental stability and your inner strength, or the lack thereof.
How can people have an incredible childhood, come from an affluent family, attend the best schools and universities in the country, lack for nothing in their lives, and only to come to the conclusion they are unhappy? While another person, who lived the opposite lifestyle, experiencing bumps and bruises while growing up, coming from a lower to middle income family, who perhaps attended a local city college, and who struggles at times to make ends meet, discovers they are happy with their life. What’s the difference? How can two people who have lived a similar lifestyle of drugs and failure, turn out with one experiencing a mental breakdown, while the other experiences a breakthrough?
The answer may surprise you, because of how simple it is. Humans have a propensity to make simple processes extremely difficult. I have also been guilty of this in times past. I have racked my brain trying to understand some things that have challenged me, or to understand why I was not as progressive in life when I believed I was capable of being so; to understand those times when I should have been strengthening my decision making skills, to be more resolute, than indecisive.
I believe there are four major buttons in life, and not one of them, is a reset button. To reset means to return to a default setting. It may sound like a great cliché, but why anyone would want to return to the default setting which causes their mistakes initially, is beyond me.
These four major buttons are on every audio and video device, most computer keyboards, every remote control for these devices and every other electronic component requiring a play button: They are Stop, Rewind, Play, and Forward. In addition, eject is the added bonus. What do these buttons mean to the average person, who seems to oftentimes get the short end of the stick? Every person was born with a play, pause, and stop button. The reverse button, is only in a person’s head, because we cannot actually reverse except in our minds.
For life to work in its most simplistic form, a person must understand that it takes wisdom to fast forward, intelligence to pause, integrity of strength to play, but foolishness to go backwards. If you can wrap your head around these for components, which can help in some way to make sense out of life, then you just might discover that the purpose of life really does make a lot of sense.
No one comes into this world and begins life counting backwards in years, months, weeks, and days. All of humanity is designed for forward mobility, and we start, not at one, but at start. A person cannot set goals for the days they’ve already lived; they can only set goals for days that have not been lived. This suggest there is a Mastermind and Designer who created us to live forward, not to die in backward mode.
Don’t spend your days judging your future by the failures and disappointments of your past. And for heaven’s sake, do not spend your time trying to come up with an excuse to stop moving forward. Benjamin Franklin said, “He who makes excuses is seldom good for making anything else.”
Live life on purpose. Time is always moving forward. Stop spending your time living in rewind, because you are wasting it. Spend your time by paying attention to living your future today, and every new day, will expose you to new treasures.
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