Sadness Flies Away On The Wings Of Time
Life is not easy at all There will be difficulties. You're going to get beat down; that's the way life is, so you sort of put a mask on your face and you go home and lie in your bed where no one's looking at you, you don't have to impress anybody, and you're yourself and fear comes in. Maybe you don't know for sure what's going to happen in the future, and it scares you.
It's just that fear paralyses you, and I just want to ask you today. Do you think you have hope? Everything will go wrong for you at some point. It's going to go south and you're going to say, "This is it. This is how I end. You can now either accept it or get to work. That's all it is. You just began. You do the math, you solve one problem, then you solve the next one, and it doesn't matter how you get knocked down in life, because that's going to happen.
What matters is that you get up. Sometimes you just have to take a step back and go within yourself to pray and meditate and recharge your batteries. Go away, clear your mind, and then return to examine it from a different angle. Don't operate while under the spell or under the influence of what's going on.
Don't allow your emotions to control you. We are all emotional, but you want to begin to discipline your emotions. They will take advantage of you if you do not discipline yourself and control your emotions. You do not need to force or motivate yourself to feel negative to be depressed. It's not to beat yourself up over feeling loaded with guilt.
If your mind is on automatic, it will do that by itself, but if you want to begin to move into your own personal greatness, you've got to be willing to go against the tide, you've got to be willing to harness your will and say, in spite of this, I'm in control here. I'm not going to give up. This will not destroy me. I'm going to return. "What do you want?" you ask. "I'd like to be a diamond, man." Tell me something I don't know.
Everybody wants it, but the reality of it is that everybody doesn't get it. The amazing thing is that you can get it if you want it. Nobody is stopping you or holding a gun to your head and saying, "You can't get it." It takes determination, hard work, sacrifice, dedication, and commitment. The difference is not the genetic code but the potential. It's like a guy that's willing to get knocked down, find the intestinal fortitude, stand back up, and have the perseverance to see it through, the Never Say Die attitude.
We know the battle is ahead. We know the journey ahead is going to get tough. We are well aware that we will face difficulties. We are aware that there will be some discomfort. We know they're going to try to break us, we know they're trying to come for us, we know it's already going to happen, so let's decide before the battle that we're going to win. Cry not to give up, but to keep going. Don't cry to give up. You're already in pain and hurt, so get something out of it.
It was a success at the end of the pay period. You will not die because you are in pain. You can tell yourself, "I'm not going down without a fight." When that depression hits you, coming out of nowhere, you tell yourself, "I won't give up. There is no guarantee that someone who has fallen on hard times will never return. Who can guarantee that you can't make it? Is it that you can't have your dream? Who can guarantee that you can't do what you want to do?
No one can do that. No one can predict that. You don't know what the possibilities are for your life because if you're willing to go through all the battles you've got to go through to get to who has the authority to stop you from getting where you want to go? This is your right to listen to your gut. It ain't nobody's right to say no to your own right to be where you want to be. What do you want to do All we need to do is look at our dreams.
As we get ready to hit the floor, I'm blasted as highly favored. I don't care if you are sick, I don't care what you're going through, if you're not dead, he ain't through with you yet. You're still in the game as long as you wake up. You can still make it happen as long as you're alive. As long as that breath is in your nostrils, you're still in the game, and you can still win.