“A man who has everything, also has nothing.”
Ho Yisen Iron Man (2008)
So I was up at the wee hours of the night last week, tired of the days, and had totally over done it on my latest nap. I like to watch movies I’ve seen several times to help me decompress. Iron Man, a classic RDJ movie, was doing the trick.
I got random inspiration from a character that asked Tony Stark about his family. He said he didn’t have one. The guy replied, “a man who has everything, also has nothing.” And that also made me think of a scripture, It is worth nothing for a man to have the whole world if he loses his soul.
What I’m getting at is, have you recently thought about what’s really important to you in life at this time? Is it school, work, your business, family, etc? I asked this because it’s super easy to get caught up in the glitz and glams of life, and lose sight of what’s really important to you.
Let’s go deeper.
It’s easy to get caught up in your work and pressures from work, demands of entrepreneurship, adulting, losing motivation in your career and morals, and forget why you decided to do what you’re doing in the first place.
I’m guilty of that. I’ve been getting caught up in being the ideal teacher, trying to end world problems within the public school system, make sure my book is packaged perfectly and beautifully, perform the best speech for that conference, and really started to lose the drive to do any of it.
I sat in my car for an hour just thinking about how I was going to handle everything on my plate. Then I took a nap because that’s what I do now when I get over stimulated. Then I woke up, took a shower, and looked at my naked self in the mirror and said HELL NAH. (Picture Madea on the Family Reunion Play but with a B-cup, bonnet and all) Do you know who you are? Whose you are? Should your grown ass let people punk you into overextending yourself? Are you trying your best? Better question; are you giving your best? Then that’s it, everything and everybody else is going to be alright!
Most importantly, I'm going to be alright! I was scared of failing, giving up, and not getting things done. But every day that I showed up, gave it all a shot, and did it to the best of my ability is a good damn day, whether my boss thinks so, whether my family and friends think so, or not. I have to know so!
And so do you for your own life. You have to know what you are capable of to know when people are threatening your will to remember that, and when you are threatening your own will to know that.
To what is it to have everything and feel nothing? To what is it to have everything you asked for and prayed for and experience all stress and no joy? To what is it to just live inside your head thinking of the past and future, and never being fully present? What kind of life is that?
I want to encourage you to remember who you are, whose you are, and don’t ever let anybody make you forget again! Not even you!
Not your typical Monday Motivation, but somebody needed it! Choose this today, sis!
Happy Monday Sis,
The conference was all that and a BIG bag of chips. I’m super proud of all the ladies that spoke and gave all those wonderful resources. Big shout out to all of our virtual friends that were able to attend, win prices, and walk away with wonderful goodies. I’m actually really proud of myself too. Now, it’s time to start taking a much needed break. I’m sure y'all are ready for a break for Life Coach Coe. Don’t worry, as always, I gotcha. Self-care will be starting soon, especially for the upcoming holidays!