If you have watched Batman the Dark Knight with Christian Bale (as Bruce Wayne) and Michael Cain (as Alfred), I’m pretty sure that you will remember the scene where Cain asks Bale;
‘’Why do we fall sir? So that we can learn to pick ourselves up.’’
It is in human nature, that every single one of us will come to a point, that we feel that the whole world surrounding us is falling apart. Fear takes over all other emotional states and negativity, (self) doubt, loneliness, rips us apart.
We are all humans after all and fear is inevitable. It is within our human DNA to feel fear and nothing can surpass that. It is the control of that fear that will make us stronger than ever before.
It is the acceptance of that fear that will enable us to pick up all the pieces – get ourselves together, so we can move on again.
Fear, can be triggered by anything, either this is professionally, family matters, love life etc.
I have been crushed and devastated by a number of occurrences within my life. I could let it destroy me or use that disappointment to feed me the fuel in order to try again and again until the desirable outcome is achieved.
It’s not easy. It can suck the life out of you. It can drain your energy so harshly, that you would feel weak and miserable.
BUT, it is that very moment, where we need to push through it. Sometimes I consider life as an ocean. There are those days where the sea is calm like a lake, and there are those days where it is so rough that nothing can soar upon her.
On the rough days, I imagine myself, steering a boat and there I am facing a monstrous wave.
I have two choices: I can either give it up and let it hit me taking me to the bottom of the sea or I could push the throttle to the max and climb it until I overcome it.
Personally, I push the throttle to the max on every obstacle. I am facing the wave, I embrace the fear, I believe to myself, I start to ‘’shout’’ and I take it. At least I will do my very best to take it down and steer again on the other side where the calm sea is, or it could be the case that sometimes the wave it is to great and the boat too weak and it can crash me down.
And then what? Am I going to let it drown me? Hell no. I will swim, with everything I got, until I make it. And what about If I cannot climb, will i give it up? NO, I will take a deep breath and I will swim through it. Never, give up. Giving up is not a choice. Giving up is a surrender – Never surrender!
‘’Why do we fall? So that we can learn to pick ourselves up.’’
Thank you for your time. Keep striving, never give up, fall down 7 times get up 8.
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