The Grass I Failed to Water
Lately, I've being going through some unforeseen challenges and they have worried me day in and day out. I'm too much of a private person to get into detail what those challenges are, but I can tell you that they downed my confidence level. To the point, that I worried about them day in and day out. Growing up, I've faced other challenges especially in middle school, but these challenges were different. They were caused by decisions that I made in the past. Here I was at a point in my life where I finally had to pay up for the grass that I failed to water. Somehow, I thought that the grass would water itself or that someone would water the grass for me. Surely enough, I was wrong.
It now all makes sense. Everything that I've been going through is in result of the bad decisions that I've been making. From money spending decisions to career decisions, I need to make better decisions. What's so ironic is that I recognized some of my decisions were not wise, but I didn't take the time to sit down and evaluate where my mind was and regather my roots. Those roots that have helped me get to this point in my life, my career were weaker than ever because I simply took them for granted. When you take your current situation for granted, eventually all that you have will that of someone else. When you take your success for granted, failure will ensure that you resent what you failed to appreciate. And when you abandon the good people in your life that care for you, love you and want the best for you will, go ahead and pour some tea to taste how bitter your life will be.
At some point you have to admit your wrongdoings and bad decisions. I'm taking that step today, because tomorrow may be too late. Just because we're human doesn't mean that we were born with perfect genes or brains smarter than wolves. Believe it: mistakes help us get one step closer to fulfilling life with the things that we individually desire. For me, I desire love and success out of life. No joke, if you ask me for a status report, I'll have to get back to you. Achieving success is easy, however achieving our personal standard of success is difficult. We all have accomplished something in our lives but it's often overlooked not by others, but ourselves. Instead of always looking for areas to beat ourself up over, we need to start taking time (like 24 hours) to celebrate our accomplishments (big and small) and then stride for the next goal. Taking the step to admit my poor judgement not only humbles me, but heals me from my self-inflicted wounds.
Green Grass, Finally
Besides the fact that I'm using grass to send a message to you, I'm sure you grasped on the point: Live wisely. We sometimes get caught in the moment of fortune, fame and even love, that we forget who we are and our purpose in life. Always water the grass, so that if the day comes where you lose it all, you still have you.