[This is a word-for-word transcription of the video below]
I went to Church this morning and when I say, “Church” – we mean Beach. And I sat in my… I wanted to sit in my favorite pew, which is a bench but there was somebody sitting there. So I tried to enjoy it from a different space, but that didn’t work. And then, after a few minutes there, I walked on over and stood by the…closer to the railing. And I could hear the sermon from the ocean. It was beautiful.
I’m having a tough day. The past few days, questioning way too much. Over-thinking. Of course. That’s my whole jam, I guess. And…
My goal isn’t to be…I know a lot of people think the goal is to be…
[I should be filming it this way, but…I don’t know…I’m already doing it this way. So…it’s just easier to hold. I don’t have it on the mound right now so…]
The goal isn’t to be ecstatically happy every day. That’s not it.
But the goal is to progress. To move forward. And…
I feel like I moved forward and I just stepped back four miles. And I’m uneasy about it. And I’m just feeling… I’m not sad or happy — I’m just in that space…
I keep thinking of Chadwick Boseman. And I love that he said, “Take your time, but do not waste your time.”
I don’t think I’m wasting time. But I do need to figure this out.
I’m not done. Mostly because I haven’t really started yet. The journey till now has been all that I had to do. The path forward is all about what I wantto do. I get that now.
I’ve had little fear in my life, mostly when I was a child. I learned the best way to deal with fear is to walk right up to it, scream at it and move on through anyways. “Fear ain’t nothing but a thang.” I still say that to myself all the time.
So, I’m not afraid. I’m excited, bewildered maybe, but going forward nonetheless. There’s no other choice for me really. Reminiscing about my accomplishments or contemplating my failures has proven to be futile.
I know it’s time to move forward – continue on the path. Enjoy the rest of the journey.
Success in anything isn’t all about talent. It’s not even all about networking. Certainly it’s not about luck since I don’t believe in any form of luck – good or bad.
The formula for success is an intangible formula to calculate. All the “gurus” always have some answer in “three easy steps” and always for “$249” or something like that – eeh, pahleeze don’t believe the hype! The formula is different for everyone – no one has the answer for your journey except YOU!
But the one thing that I am sure of, without a doubt, is that success is all about perseverance. And what does that exactly mean? It means that every time you fail, every time you fall, every time you get kicked, every time you see no hope, you find a way to get back up and try again. Dust yourself off or don’t dust yourself off, but get the fudge back up and try again. Never let anything stop the path you’re on. It’s your journey. Your dream. Your life. Make sure you notice the signs along the way, because you’ll learn something valuable. Pay attention so you don’t accidentally veer off course or go the wrong way, but never give up. Never ever give up. And always know, yes, you have it in you to succeed. We all do. It’s the beauty of the human spirit. We’re always trying to know more, do more, be more…. It’s who we are. And that means, YOU too!
So… No excuses! Figure it out and keep on keepin’ on!
Freezing in NH! “Persevering” to get my booty back to Cali!