Today, I Hope You Take A Chance On Yourself

Every day you are presented with a chance. 

With a new opportunity to advance. To pull yourself from the darkness and build up your tanking self-esteem. A chance to take your supplements, finish that fifteen-minute at-home workout before class starts, and listen to a new episode of your favorite podcast. An opportunity to say “so long” to the friends who bring out the worst in you, and to say “yes” to that two-month retreat in the desert. 

You are given the ability to revise the narrative you have been telling yourself about how terrible your life is. About how you are the victim of your life’s circumstances, and you will never find a way out because you have been cursed from the day you were born. A hopeless, helpless body floating through an awful life. 

Today, you are presented with the chance to tell yourself that the only way out is through. 

That the version of your life you play on repeat in your mind is the only one that seems viable because it is the only one you have ever known. And that until you force your mind to skip a beat, that tune will spin over and over and over again. It will remain all you will ever know. Only after you overhaul this song’s regime—and force it to stop playing—will you confront your dysfunction. It is only then that you will be in control. 

When you wake up in the morning, remind yourself that you have a fresh slate ahead of you. That it does not matter how many mistakes you have made in the past, or how many painful, embarrassing failures you have experienced in life. The birds are chirping, the sun is glistening, and you are here on this earth for a reason. Find that reason, fall in love with it, and live it out to the fullest extent.