My past blog I shared with you that I am and continue to navigate dark waters in business. This past season has been rough on me. I am trying and trying and failing. But there are two things that I have realized
1. I have awesome friends and a wonderful family. My wife first and foremost knows me better than I do. She knows when I am troubled and she knows what makes me better. To my wife I am nothing without you and you know that. You are my universe. And my friends have been so supportive, particularly one. I won’t mention names, but I appreciated your blog and your message really impacted me. Made me realize there are people out there who care. Thank you friend!
2. You have to put yourself out there to grow. Sitting in church today my pastor taught me an important thing. He said that life get’s you down, you get overwhelmed, but your faith the cross will keep you going. Normally I don’t get too religious, but this hit me hard. Sometimes I get so overwhelmed with stuff it is hard to look past what is going on right in front of me. I need to start doing that more often and believing that no matter what, my trust in the Lord will get me to the next step.
Now to get to it I think these dark waters I am navigating I put myself here because I set my bar high. I wanted to come off last season and do better, build bigger things, and make things happen, but I didn’t. I failed and that’s not acceptable in my book. I win, ALWAYS. A common misconception about me is that I grew up with my dad owning his own business so I could just walk right down the path and fall into a position, cake walk. Not so, I am not built that way. Everything I did, I did on my own, everything I got, I took. I was never given a free meal ticket. Everything I got I earned. That has led to the mentality I have today. Every night before I got to bed I ask myself did I do everything I could have done today? Did I work my hardest? Did I play with my boys enough? Can I do more? What can I do? I don’t go to sleep without knowing I couldn’t squeeze one more fraction of a second out of the day. I am not satisfied with a common 9 to 5, I am not satisfied walking the line, I am not satisfied being one of the numbers. I am better than that. I drive so hard to be the best and I will not stop until I reach the line. And when I do I will keep on going. That’s who I am. I remember being a kid. I knew what I wanted to do when I was 10. I always drew up floor plans of my dream mansion. Every football game I was the quarterback, every snowball fight I was general. I lead, I drive, I win. So I will not stop, I will continue to drive, I haven’t found my way yet, but I’m looking, and I am looking real hard.
So these blogs I write, I don’t know if they help you. I hope they do. I write because I find it makes me feel better. I post them public so maybe someone walking in similar shoes can get some help and I have nothing to hide. So if I am helping you, good, stay tuned I’m not going anywhere. To part I ask you one question, where is your bar?