Every day I feel a little piece of my body try to put me on guard. My ankle, my pelvis, my knees, my neck, my ribs, my obliques...I've injured every one and every day one of them just peeks it's little head out and says hello. All I can remember is the pain, the debilitation. That fear in and of itself is debilitating.
Every one has struggles and we learn to be strong and fight through and beyond them or we crumple. There is no choice with life. The reality of pain is there all around us. If we chose to embrace it, own it, look it in the eye and move forward than it loses it's ability to dictate who and what we are.
I may be afraid of my pain returning one day, but I am thankfully a stubborn adrenaline junkie. That pain makes me stronger every day because I know that if I let it rule my head then that is when it will rule my body. Not today. I have been able to manage my body now for five years through accidents and injuries simply because I make myself strong every day so that my pain can never again make me weak.
That is my passion, and that is why I find success. What is your passion? If you attach your passion to your dreams, whatever they may be, you will be successful. If you don't know why you have the goals you have, if you are half-hearted on committing to the journey as much as the result, then you will fail. How hard are you willing to work? How badly do you want it? What is it worth and what does it mean to you? My fear keeps me strong and ravenous. I will own and devour my dreams.
I encourage you now to look yourself in the mirror (metaphorically) and acknowledge everything; strengths and weaknesses, things you love and things you'd like to improve. Sleep on it. When you wake up in the morning, wake up hungry. Be in charge of your own life. Take responsibility. Get it.