You have two choices each day when you wake up to either get up or sink. We live in an easy mediocre society where it’s so easy to fit in. We try so hard to fit in with whatever it is that we are looking to do. Average has become the norm of this society. There are so many people in today’s society walking aimlessly with no direction in their life. Quitting has made its way through as it is easy to do. Anything quick and easy people will buy into. You want to lose weight fast there is a pill for that, you want to be more productive there is a pill for that, you want to ignore all your problems there is a pill for that as well! Theirs a pill for just about everything today. Don’t feel like dealing with a little pain take a pill and put a band-aid over the problem. Don’t face anything anymore and mask it all. The magic pill has made its way around. The average person in our society watches 3 hours minimum of television, indulges in fast food, and finishes a maximum of one book per year. It’s a disgrace to be given the beautiful gift of life and waste it being a lazy ass. Theirs’s no excuse to get better today. We are given so many opportunities to get ahead yet we constantly find excuses or a shortcut.
I want to address the epidemic that is occurring in our society today with the drug epidemic. I’ve seen it first-hand experience and had my low point in my life where I got knocked down and got involved with negative people. I tell you from experience that the epidemic among college students is sickening by the number of drugs they are taking to get ahead. Adderall, Vyvanse, cocaine, Ritalin, heroin, antidepressants, Focalin, Xanax, ecstasy and more. The list goes on and on. I’m going to make headway on these issues because it is one BIG SHORTCUT. It’s easy to succumb to all these drugs because it is a quick fix. According to the NY Times, deaths from drugs and suicide have reached a record in the U.S. The latest statistic shows that more than 150,000 Americans died from alcohol and drug-induced fatalities and suicide in 2017 (new york times). It’s time to face the problems at hand and do something about it. These are turning into full-blown addictions! A lot of them are lost. They have fallen in with peer pressure and trying to people please among their peers. There will never be an easy way out of anything you do in this life. All these pills have become the norm. Sure have I had adversity in my life you bet. But you know what I did about it, I got back up on my two feet and dealt with all the problems. I faced everything. You can either face your fears or run from them. I can go on and tell you about all the adversity I’ve faced in my life but it’s called life and I am not going to be another volunteer victim in this society. All these pills have grown overboard and are disgusting! It’s time to step up to the plate and deal with the problems. You can’t keep running from whatever it is that happens in your life. Face the problems head-on. We live in this poor me, poor me society. Poor little Johnny failed the test so now we have to put him on anti-depressants and ADD medication to enhance his performance.
Here’s how you get success. First, you set goals for yourself. Seek out people who are on the same mission as you and are ambitious. You SACRIFICE. The word sacrifice comes before success in the dictionary. It’s there for a reason. Not too many people are willing to make sacrifices anymore because it’s easy to dive into immediate gratification. You wake up early and go to bed late. You remain consistent every single day. You work your ass off day in and day out. Once you climb one mountain you climb another one. You better believe it that you will face setbacks, roadblocks, and failure. That is part of the process. Yet, no one wants to face failure anymore. We fear failure and the majority of people quit instantly once they experience any failure. Too many people are looking for the easy way out when they experience any pain. God forbid you to deal with any pain. Use pain as a motivator and don’t run from it. Work your ass off every single day. It’s how you can deal with defeat and adversity! Everyone gets knocked down in life but it is the one to get up who will achieve success. Patience is a virtue that must be practiced. That is the other issue we face today is lack of patience. A lot of people want things now! We want it instantly. I got knocked down but now I am going to fight back like a mad man possessed out of hell.