One of the most difficult things everyone has to learn is that for your entire life you must keep fighting and adjusting if you hope to survive. No matter who you are or what your position is you must keep fighting for whatever it is you desire to achieve.
Much of the time, we feel something working against us. Gratefully, it’s not a deranged killer. But in our ordinary lives, we come up against so much opposition that sometimes it can feel like war: relational strife, anxiety and depression, troubled children who we can’t seem to help, a house full of little ones who command every minute of every day with no time left to breathe, health problems that arise out of nowhere…
Even if we don’t feel like we are fighting for anything right now, someday we will. Life is full of battles, big and small. If someone you love dies, you fight to deal with your grief and to keep living positively. If you’ve been abused, you fight to recover and rewrite your future. If someone hurts the heart of your child or a friend, you fight to make sure they know they are valuable. Sometimes, you fight to get through a day with three toddlers and 15 piles of laundry, or to not lose your cool when a coworker betrays you.
No matter who you are, you have the ability to show the world—just by tackling life as it comes at you—that you are willing to fight and that you believe you have a purpose for every breath that you take. We demonstrate this belief through our willingness to love with the possibility of being hurt, having children (such a huge risk on every level), taking on jobs with people we don’t know, and tackling personal challenges to make ourselves healthier or stronger or braver.
“There aren’t any great men. There are just great challenges that ordinary men like you and me are forced by circumstances to meet.”
Above is one of the best motivational videos you’ll ever hear, featuring powerful speeches on fighting for what you believe in from Walter Bond, Tony Ingram, William Hollis, Les Brown, Mat Wilson, Elliot Hulse, Freddy Fri, and more!
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