I’m sure you are an aspiring artist who has made strides in your career, but somehow hit a slump and it’s really difficult to get out of it. In such, why do we allow rejections validate our worth? You slayed your interviews, but didn’t get the job or got laid off. You were promised the world from people wanting to work with you, only to get both rejected and scammed out of your time and talents. Family stuck on traditional ways and strongly imposed how you should live your life in order to fit in with society, especially if you have immigrant parents outside the USA.
All of these circumstances do severely take a toll on you and at the end of it, you feel severely depressed and ready to throw in the towel. Unfortunately for me, all of these things I mentioned above were my pain points, some. Over time, I learned that it does take time, whether you have high goals or simply wanted to be a bit happier. As I took my health more serious and love the progress so far, I want to share something about me:
I always knew how to work hard for as long I can remember. I put in the work and often take great pride, regardless of who I have worked with. Unfortunately, my story isn’t as simple as finding a diet and workout plan, despite my history as a high school track and field runner. I always had problems fitting in because of my speech problems, coupled with poverty, unsettling family circumstances and high expectations of what I wanted to be versus what was expected of me. So let me leave the quotes the lyrics of “Numb” by Linkin Park here:
I’m tired of being what you want me to be
Feeling so faithless, lost under the surface
Don’t know what you’re expecting of me
Put under the pressure of walking in your shoes
(Caught in the undertow, just caught in the undertow)
The many times I get a no from countless job interviews and inconsistency in maintaining a job becomes painfully the norm from me. My mom is not that thrilled seeing me gain muscles nor my career choice as a freelancer. Sometimes I worked with amazing people and sometimes I worked with others who shouldn’t quit their day jobs. However, it takes a lot of time to overcome pain points that are hindering your goals for success. I still have a lot of work to do, but came a long way. Sometimes, you need a few days to a full year of travel to refresh or pick up some weights. Talk therapy with a close friend or family member is also very important and helpful. Always take care of yourself, you have only this lifetime, so strive to be a badass. If you really look at it, life will always have obstacles and the best way to approach them tackles them head on. Remember:
“The same boiling water that softens the potato hardens the egg. It’s about what you’re made of, not the circumstances.” -Anonymous
Oh, and I am doing a new program on bodybuilding.com. Check it out here:
Yes, I am still playing around with different programs until I find an ideal sport in mind, then again, I’m always exploring new things every day.
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