The Struggle is Real!

”Sometimes life is about risking everything for a dream no one can see, but you.” – Unknown

So much is going on! Work, life, new trials, old trials, navigating through mental health, remaining true to what is dear to my heart and recently having my counselor tell me I may need to reevaluate the impact of molestation in my life.

It’s not that I disagreed with him, it’s just that I have come so far with regards to that part of my past, to only recognize there is still more to address. Ugh! But I press on and will hit it face on, because in my opinion, that is my one and best option.

No stone uncovered. Deal with real life and face all issues with integrity, openness and courage. Yes, the outcome may not be ideal and the journey getting there may feel even worse, but what is the alternative? Seek pity, complain or blame others? Easy enough, but to no avail. Yep those all feel good right about now, but they all lead to a dead end. An end that has left me empty, and with more questions than answers. Not the path that I choose to follow any longer.

This season of my life is about growth, introspection and expansion. Who will I be for the remainder of my natural life? The man I was, the man I am, or the man I’m becoming? Honestly, I think it’s combination of who I am today and who I’m becoming.

I’m liking me today. Not perfect, but far from a man stuck in his own thoughts, indecisive, (for no good reason) far removed from being a people pleaser and taking care of me first -for a change.

How about you? Are you taking inventory of who you are and who you want to be? Does it even matter to you? I hope it does! Your best life depends on it, and you should live like it does.

As the saying goes, “the struggle is real”, but at least it’s real and not fake, right? At least what we struggle with has worth. It has a purpose that leads to something meaningful at the end of the day. A purpose that brings more clarity, understanding and purpose to our journey.

So pause and contemplate often. Consider how far you have come. Check in with a counselor or trusted friend from time to time. Reevaluate your decisions and continue on with the journey.

The struggle will only be as real as we allow it to be. Not in the sense that it is hard to accomplish, but in the sense of its authenticity, design and impact in our daily lives and future.

So get to it! Accept it, own it and live it with all your truth and integrity like someone is watching you.

Keep Pressing,

Hank G

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