I write today about attitude, and how it can affect your life. Most people are afraid of the unknown, and some are even so afraid that they won’t expand their horizons… that they accept where they are in life. This is really a matter of attitude, and a lack of self-confidence.
When we are born we are surrounded by those who would mold us. Not so much as by lessons but by association. Was your dad a drunk? Maybe that’s why you are today. I don’t know, but role models do affect us in many ways. Sometimes we don’t even know that they did.
Sometimes people want to hold you down. They tell you that you are worthless and when you mention that you want to do something to improve your life…they just laugh. They tell you that you are just where you belong, and dreaming big is a joke.
This is where you can learn from a Husky as I have. They are born and sold to who they do not know. They hope for a good life-like all sentient beings do. Sometimes they have that, and sometimes the cards fall the other way. Such is life for dogs and people.
In spite of that, they hold true to who they are. They will not be held down by anyone or anything. They follow their own agenda regardless of anyone. Life is too short to be bothered with anything else. That is what a husky is…true to themselves.
I decided to paint. I don’t care if I succeed or fail because it’s the trail I want to explore. I really don’t care if anyone likes it or not…I do, and that’s enough to make me happy. You find happiness in what you do, and how you approach this life you were given. If you want to change your stars…just do it.
No one knows who you are inside better than you do. If I take my huskies on a run in uncharted territory, they don’t fear it. They press forward, and accept whatever it is the trail offers. They live in the moment, and they don’t fear or fret about it. They press on because the journey is more important than the destination. That’s life in its simplest form…one day at a time. Each moment counts, each breath is one less you have left.
It’s not about meeting some fashion sense, or what anyone else thinks. It’s about living the best life you can. They enjoy each moment…the good and the bad.
This is a great lesson for us. You want to start a business? You want to go to college? Just do it, and all the nay-sayers be damned!
Sure, you might fail, but then again you might succeed. I tried painting, and I’m pretty happy with the way it’s going. Tucker’s Ridge is the best thing I’ve done so far. Win or lose I gave it a try, and I’m happy I did.
No Fear! That is the huskies lesson of life, and you should embrace it for you only go around once.
Go do what you’ve been thinking about, or accept what life gave you.
The choice is in all of us.