November 2018 – Lewis Raymond Taylor

I’ve Fucked Up So I’m Giving Up

I’ve fucked up; so I’m giving up!

Ever done that?

Easily done isn’t it!

We can sometimes sabotage EVERYTHING we’ve done because we’ve not got the perfect result we were looking for straight away.

But here is the thing…

You’re mistakes don’t define you…

Well, actually they do, but not in the way you’re thinking of…

You may be thinking;

– I’m a failure
– I’m no good
– I’m useless

But actually, the reason mistakes define you, is they teach you things, and you become a better person as a result.

How many times have you looked back on a ‘mistake’ and said…

“I’m really fucking glad that happened!”

Because a mistake isn’t just a mistake…

It’s a chance to change, and to grow.

Wherever that mistake was…

It brought you here.

I don’t even want to count the amount of mistake’s I’ve made in my life.

But each one got me a step closer to where I am now.

How?

Because I stood up and owned it.

I took the blow and moved straight on forward.

Knowing it was okay, with the hope that it was just part of my journey.

Changing the way you look at your mistakes, will change the way it effects you.

Take your last mistake…

Do you regret it now?

Or did it make you stronger, more focused?

Yup!

So next time you make a mistake,

Look ahead…

Does the journey you imagined differ because of it?

Maybe it will…

But does the end goal change?

No. You can still keep going.

It doesn’t matter how many diversions you take.

You WILL arrive.

Along with all the shit life taught you along the way!

Before you let your mistake make you fall on your arse.

… and before you give up…

Grab your mistake by the balls and use it to continue driving you forward.

 

Why Is My Life So Hard

Why is my life so hard?!?

I can’t begin to tell you how many times in my life I’ve asked this question…

The thing is, in life, there are going to be situations that are ’hard’.

You know what I’m talking about.

Problems that you wish would just go away.

And sometimes, it might seem worse than just hard.

Sometimes, there are situations that are so hard that you don’t think you will ever recover.

Sometimes, you feel like the whole world is crashing around you, and the pain is so overwhelming that you will never be able to succeed.

You might start thinking to yourself…

“WHY ME?”

“Why does my life have to be so difficult?”

“How come I always get the short straw?”

“Why do bad things keep happening to me?”

But, here’s the thing:

Although feeling the struggle might be hard…

And wanting to give up is a natural response…

These challenges are actually the very thing that will lead you closer to your eventual success!

Why?

– Because in life
– In business
– In your relationships
– In EVERYTHING actually

It’s the challenges you face in your life that will help you to make progress.

It’s your struggles that will help you to LEARN and GROW as a person.

That’s why you need to treat them as a blessing.

Because they are!

So, next time you find yourself facing a challenge, take a minute to remind yourself that:

**Even though the struggle might feel tough right now, it’s helping you on your journey.

**When you do reach success, it will make it 10x sweeter.

**Challenges are inevitable in life. Everyone goes through them. You might not always see it…but it happens.

**It’s not what happens to you in life that matters; It’s how you deal with the adversity that really counts.

**Next time you’re facing a problem or an obstacle, reframe it in your mind as a challenge that your can overcome. That way, you can use it to set new goals that you can work towards.

So, to some up…

Yeah, life is hard.

It’s challenging…

And each challenge you face gives you a chance to create a different direction in your life.

One day, you’ll look back on those challenges and think:

Yeah, it may have been hard…

But I didn’t give up.

I learnt something.

I grew as a person.

And I kept moving forward.

And do you know what?

As hard as it was…

It was worth it .

 

You’re Alive Temporarily

You’re alive ’temporarily’.

Let that sink in.

The world has existed before you were here, and will continue on after you leave.

Eventually, all of us, even the greats, will be forgotten about.

We’re here for a microscopic amount of time.

But yet I feel some people forget that.

– Watching TV all evening
– Working long hours in jobs they don’t like
– Staying in toxic relationships

All whilst;

– Ignoring their dreams
– Neglecting their friends
– Not taking risks to find new love
– Not allowing themselves to go on an adventure

Just sat there, existing, not living, hoping that something will change.

Sat in a deep sense of ignorance that they’ll be here forever.

But the truth?

Time is running out.

You know when your 7 day holiday goes by in a flash?

And you get back to work and wish you were back on the beach?

But you look forward to your next year’s holiday?

Well, you can’t do that with your life.

We have no choice but to appreciate and utilise every moment we have.

Because the reality is…

Once it’s over, it’s over.

No going back.

No second runs.

So, live life like you’re on holiday.

Savouring every single moment.

Every single day.

– Turn the TV off
– Do those things you really want to do.
– Be spontaneous
– Fall in love again with life, yourself, someone else (OR ALL THREE)

And you’ll sit back at the end of your life, nodding to yourself, with a proud smile of your face.

Because you’ll know…

That as ‘temporary’ as life is….

Your microscopic amount of time on this earth…

Was spent wisely.