Today I was working out, and I have not been feeling well lately. I've been struggling. Then a thought popped into my head that was somewhat of a mixtape between something some famous person said and something from The Princess Bride.
"Life is 10% what happens to you and 90% how you handle it."
"Life is Pain. Anyone who says otherwise is selling something."
What came out was this:
ATTITUDE IS A CHOICE.
Anyone who says otherwise is selling something.
It's frustrating to admit it, but it's true. How can someone born without legs and arms have the sunniest disposition? How can a soldier who had his arms and legs blown off steel himself and move forward with a smile and inspire so many? Meanwhile, some people born with every advantage, all arms and legs, let their misery consume them as they consume chocolate, or other substances that feed the fuel to their self destruction and negative mindset. Then we end up, overweight, over-tired, and endlessly hurting.
What's the difference between a person with no arms and legs who pushes forward in that way and a person with all their arms and legs who succumbs to their circumstances?
We choose it. It gives life or takes it.
Anyone who says otherwise, is selling something.
- Jason Crawford