Embrace the suck, I know it sounds weird and you’re probably thinking embrace the suck what does that even mean? The first time I think I heard this was from David Goggins. This guy is crazy and he doesn’t stop. I have been following him for a while now. He is very motivational and his background is unbelievable with what this man has accomplished in his life.
If there is something you don’t want to do, embrace it and do it anyway. Turn those weaknesses into strengths and become better from it in the end. Doing what you don’t want, will make you a better person. It will strengthen you to become a better vision of yourself. It will take you to new levels in your life you weren’t expecting, and you didn’t think you can go to.
You must decide what you want to do. Don’t worry about what anyone else says or thinks. You just need to decide what you think is best. Do the best you can every day, and keep working hard. It all starts with deciding and committing to what it is you want to accomplish. If you have big goals then do whatever it takes to make those goals a reality. It’s the little things you don’t want to do, that will help take you to the next level.
Though my early years and all the hard times, I was battling through school for example. I let them get the best of me. I used all the excuses thinking why me, why can’t I do it? Well, that’s the opposite of embracing the suck haha. The last few years, I recognized what I need to do and what it takes to win. I want to become the best version of myself that I can possibly be.
Once I had decided and changed my ways, I had to take action next. I hated reading and was slow and I always struggled with that. Now I want to read 100 books by my 30th birthday. Yes, that was extreme and a big goal.
That’s how it should be pushing yourself to the max. Don’t just go at it at 50% to 100% give it your all and you’re very best. I need to read 60 books in the next three years to accomplish that goal. Honestly, I’m not looking forward to reading 20 books a year, that’s a lot of reading haha. In the end, if I do that I can check off the goal, besides it’s more then just a checkmark. I set a goal and I accomplished it, and stuck with it and worked on something I’m not good at. I finished something I started and didn’t come up with any excuses.
Life Is Just Starting
That’s what you need to do, some days life sucks or we get knocked down. Yes, that sucks and honestly who would want that? For the longest time and for years, I always thought my dyslexia and LD was a weakness of course. Somedays it sucks and it’s frustrating, I will have to deal with my disability for the rest of my life. Where I am in my life right now and looking back. I think being diagnosed with that disability and going through those hard times was the best thing that could have happened to me.
I was talking to a friend of mine at my gym yesterday, I like to pick his brain about random stuff in life. We both agreed that having dyslexia was the best thing that could have happened to us. We have two different stories and he is a very successful businessman now and has done very well for himself over the years. Me, on the other hand, I’m just getting started. I’m only just beginning to accept and look at my history and background as a blessing. It made me the person I am today, it gave me the stubbornness and the will and hunger to become successful.
I felt like a loser in my early years, I was lost, confused and thinking why me? At this very moment, I’m starting to love who I am for the first time. I have my days; my weaknesses get the best of me and I struggle but that’s life. We all struggle sometimes and we all have our off days. After those struggles or when you get knocked down, that’s when you find yourself and what you’re made of.
I must do the things I suck at if I want to become successful and win in life. People have it worse than me, I can’t say that enough. We all have our own issues and battles every day. Somedays we all suck haha. What you do after those sucky days is what will turn you into the person you want to become.
Embrace The Suck
I’m 27 right now I have a lot more to learn and a lot more life ahead of me. I haven’t figured out life yet or what the world has to offer me yet or anything like that. Honestly, I don’t even have a steady full-time job right now. I have two part-time jobs right now. I’m trying to turn my third part-time job that started out as a hobby into a full-time gig. Sharing my unique story with the world, and become a writer. All I can do is try my best every day, and take that chance.
I’ve done the things I don’t want to do to get here. Sacrifices were made, I’m now at the point where I can embrace the suck and embrace what happens next. In the end, it will turn me into a stronger and better person from it. If I keep learning from it and pushing myself out of my comfort zone every day and the rest of my life. It’s about time you embrace the suck and continue to keep pushing yourself to do better.