Hump day Treadmill Treats
I can, I will, I must…
Yesterday I watched a YouTube video of a movitional speaker named Eric Thomas.
I love to watch other motivational speakers, to see their style, to hear their messages, yes, when you want something so bad you study, you learn, because this is what I want to do with the rest of my life.
He is an unlikely motivational speaker as he is so real. He came from the streets, his both parents were drop outs, he was also a drop out, he was homeless for years when his mother threw him out as a teenager.
Yes, looking at his life you wouldn’t expect he’d be doing this, that they would be paying him 50,000 to 100,000 for a speaking engagement, that he would be in the worst schools in the nation telling his story for free, for our youth, who many of them are enduring the same things he had to go through, crime ridden neighborhoods, poverty, drug dealers, parents that dont care, he’s there giving them a message to never give up.
He was in your face asking real questions, how bad do you want this? More than your phone? Then your side ho’s? More than sleep? Because your dream has to be bigger than all of that. You have to want it so bad your willing to not sleep, not eat, give up social media, your friends who aren’t going anywhere, this has to be top priority in your life.
I get it when I was writing my book I could write for 12 hours in a row, I would forget to eat, I didn’t want to sleep, all I wanted to do was this passion I had inside. When I wasn’t writing, I was thinking of writing, this purpose, this passion consumed my life, so yes, I get it.
I sometimes wake up before my alarm at 5 am because I want to write this blog, I cannot wait another moment to write, even if I never made a dollar from this, I would still do it because its my purpose.
Yes, you cant give up, it took him 12 years to get a 4 year degree but he never gave up, he never let go of his dream even when he was sleeping in abandoned buildings, even when it looked impossible to everyone else, he never gave up, he would say
I can, I will, I must… over and over… I can, I will, I must…
Yes, we’ve all been there, hit rock bottom, our lives broken and we’re hurting, we don’t think we can go on one more day, you don’t want to go on, its too hard, it’s hurts to bad, we’ve been doing this too long.
I am no different, read my blogs, I constantly ask when will this be over? When will I do this purpose, that I know I suppose to do, full-time? When will I be able to not work 3 jobs?
But I never give up, I might have a small pity party every now and again but I will never give up, I refuse to give up!
Hello! I survived a verbally abusive marriage for 24 years, I lived in hell everyday, I survived rape, all the people I loved dying,
I survived drug and alcohol addiction, I survived 2 attempted suicides, I refuse to quit, there is a purpose for my life and it will come, until it gets here I will be saying
“I can, I will, I must”
So today my friends remember no matter how bad it is, no matter if everyone is saying your too old, not smart enough, grew up on the wrong side of the tracks, even if you don’t know how it will happen, never give up, anything can happen in a day…you could fall in love, you could stop being homeless, you can be a New York Times bestselling author, an international blogger and be on the women of faith tour…..
All you have to do, all you have to say over and over again is….
“I can, I will, I must”
“Be the change you want to see”
“And just when the caterpillar thought his life over…he turned into a beautiful butterfly”
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