The 54th Deadline: Chump

The 54th Deadline: Chump

At this point, I can admit it – I have been nothing but a huge chump throughout my life. Always following the rules. Still trying to stay in my lane. Always trying to play it safe. But what does it get me? Where does it take me? Nowhere. I just feel so trapped at times. Nothing ventured, right? If I do not show some kind of courage, some notion, even a smidge, of gumption… Where else would I be? That’s…

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The 54th Deadline: Wick

The 54th Deadline: Wick

Like we all should feel, I have this inkling that my time in my current situation has a finite limit. Rightfully so. I don’t want to live where I am living forever. That would be thinking too small. I need to think about moving beyond my boundaries and comfort zone. To pursue what I want most out of life, at least the notion of it, requires me to be daring. Otherwise, I can and will remain stuck where I am….

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The 54th Deadline: Open Wounds

The 54th Deadline: Open Wounds

The bottom line of my ongoing story is that, in many ways, I have been hurting. My open wounds aren’t that obvious on the outside. They don’t physically bleed out for others to see in plain sight. Instead, it all occurs within, and the damage has halted my progress for almost a decade at this point. It sounds so lame that something has hurt me so badly that it is holding me back in place psychologically. Every day, I feel…

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The 54th Deadline: Toward Victory

The 54th Deadline: Toward Victory

At the end of the day, it’s safe to say most people want to be winners. Yeah, well, duh. It’s obvious we all would like to be part of the winner circle if only every other time. Long ago, I was quite the fearful of winning, but let me explain. Basically, I was scared of the notion of having too much attention on me. In many ways, this was a dangerous mentality to have in terms of accomplishing things. In…

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