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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: 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: Self-Value

The 54th Deadline: Self-Value

As the more time passes, the more I realize that creating your own sense of “self-value” becomes more important. Sure, it would be nice if everyone could just be “successful.” It is just a childish dream to think that everyone deserves nice things. Yeah, it’s just how it is. It’s cruel, unfair and unpleasant for many people out there. For me, there was a point where I just wanted to be angry at the universe. I acted entitled, just thinking…

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