11 year difference.
Left: 22 years old, overweight, clinically and chronically depressed & anxious, angry, a liar, lazy, unmotivated, high blood pressure, borderline diabetic, poor eating habits and poor life choices
Right: 33 years old, genuinely happy, free of depression, anxiety and chronic anger, self-motivated, hungry, committed, striving to be the best person I can be.
I used talk a big game back in the day, but never followed through. I was miserable in almost every facet of life.
I portrayed that I was a badass, but I was far from it. I was a depressed, lazy motherfucker that regularly made excuses and played the victim card when things wouldn’t go my way.
Life is about accountability and ownership. It was time to own my shit and take the reigns back. I grew tired of surrendering the keys to my life.
Having overcome the old me doesn’t mean I don’t get angry, or that I don’t get sad. That’s not the point. The point is, I’ve learned to not allow those states of being overcome me. It’s only human nature to experience anger, sadness, etc. It’s okay to acknowledge that. What’s not okay, is if I linger in those states and allow them to completely overtake my very being.
Owning my life isn’t ignoring the bad. It’s acknowledging the obstacles and formulating a plan to overcome them. That isn’t always easy - but a real badass perseveres through that hardship - regardless of the struggle or how taxing it may be at the time.
Being positive isn’t disregarding your problems. It’s tackling them head on while still remaining cheerful to others.
There came a time when I had to own my life, because no one in a cape was going to come down and save my own ass. I had to stand in the mirror wearing my own fucking cape!
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