Day 17 of 21: True Test!


“Don’t be afraid of your fears. They’re not there to scare you. They’re there to let you know that something is worth it.” – C. Joybell C.

Greetings Family & Friends,

Hope everyone had a lovely ‘Hump Day’!  Had the pleasure to relax today but the journey is still not yet over.  Gotta stay on track and keep fighting the good fight and that fight for me is my health.  It is really easy to quit and just listen to your inner voice.  Trust me!  I was lying in bed fighting with myself to stay in bed or write this post.  I guess we know who won that but I will give my other half a chance by keeping this post short again.  Some may say that my decision may be foolish but some may also say that they are inspired by my story and that is why I keep going even though none have voiced it yet.  I know that one day these will be read in the future and I can look back at my former self and thank him for all his sacrifices in really tough times.

I’m scared of the unknown.  I think we all feel that way when we have to make big decisions outside the norm of our life.  We are all use to the comfort and relaxation that we can get.  Life is busy as it is and our body truly needs the rest and relaxation to tackle another day.  But our body does breakdown and with age it is really out of our control.  All we can do is strengthen ourselves with healthy eating, exercising and living a clean active lifestyle.  We really must strife to better ourselves and give our body what it needs to stay strong longer.  Whether it is that lifestyle I just mentioned or finding ways to improve our net-worth and give us more freedom to relax and enjoy what makes us truly happy.  Adding more time towards our work or careers isn’t the solution or the solution for the rest of your life.  It maybe the solution for now but we must keep in mind where we want to end up in the end.  Should we be tired and drained when we hit our 50s, 60s or 70s or should we be enjoying our golden years?  Nothing wrong with working hard towards what we love doing and for our love ones but we need to remind ourselves of the joys of living and what is worth living for.

We are constantly being tested.  It is part of our growth and part of who we want to be in the future.  Even when gold is tested by fire to be pure.  We must go through the challenges to remind us where we currently our in life and where we need to be in the future.  Life is short as it is and using it recklessly and without an actual plan is foolish.  Stay true to what you dream about and keep that close to your heart.  Fear and having feelings is part of who we are and what makes us unique.  We can harness it in the right way and in the right direction for our future.  It maybe our source of strength at times when we have an off day and it can be our source of hope when we are about to make a breakthrough in life.  It will be our ‘True Test!”  Once you overcome your challenge and realize it will no longer hold you back then you will never return to your original self.  You are something new and something better.  The life you once knew will change for the better and you can only thank yourself for staying true to your journey and belief.

God Bless,

Ryan Jarata

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