I always try to make posts that I hope can help my viewers and subscribers, and so I usually try to leave the point of focus off of myself. The problems or help guides that I post may be something I found useful for me, but I write it out to you.
The truth is, I write a lot of things out to you that I wish I had known a long time ago. There’s always so many things I wish I had known two years ago or three years ago and the only thing I can do now is pass what I know down to people who are high school age, or any age really. If I can be anything, I can try to be like a big brother.
And so today I want to tell you what has been on my mind. I want to tell you what I did today and what really has me thinking about life and success. Again, I’m doing this because I want to motivate you.
I went into work today and, as usual, I wasn’t really happy. It’s not that my job is very hard and it is not like anyone treats me bad there either, but today has been extremely different. While I’m thankful for the job, I realized that it’s a stepping stone for me. I need the job at the moment because I have debt to pay. My plan is to go back to school for nutrition and be well on my way to success(for those of you who don’t know, my name is Christian Boyles, and I have a lot to say to you about my battle with Crohn’s and how I want to help people with nutrition, click here or here).
As I said, I walked into work today and immediately I felt depressed. In that moment, it is just draining to think that I want to help people with nutrition and training, but I’m at a Walmart stocking soda. Again, I’m thankful for the job I have but I know I am meant to do much more.
“…I am meant to do much more.”
So I got off work, got home, and began to think. Honestly, I was still depressed. It was almost like I was in kind of a funk, but then I realized that there are things in life that you have control over and there are things in life that you don’t. And I know one thing for sure! I can’t help it that I grew up without a lot of money to help me with an easier transition through college. I can’t help it that all of that happened and it led me to where I’m at today. But there is something I can do.
I can acknowledge that I am far better off than I was a year ago, and I am moving in a much more positive direction.
I have to credit my current success to three things:
- Incredible People in my Life – If it weren’t for my great-grandmother who raised me, I wouldn’t be who I am today. If it wasn’t for my mom giving me tough times, I wouldn’t be who I am today. It was the challenges that my mother presented in my youth and the love that my great-grandmother gave me that ultimately molded who I am today. And it’s not like everything going on in my life is a direct result of two people. It seems that there are always people who come and go, but they are like shooting stars. You see them for a moment and it’s a beautiful site, like looking up at that night sky, because they can really do something positive in your life that can really impact who you will become.
- My Personality – This is 100% the most conceited thing I have to say. However, if I wasn’t as nice to people then I know they wouldn’t have been so nice to me. I have always tried to be good to people, and it has always worked out well for me. I try to give my best to those around me and it always seems that I attract people that are kind and want nothing more than to see me succeed.
- I Found my Passion after Bad Things Happened – As I mentioned in some of the hyperlinks above, I have Crohn’s disease. This disease has always been a challenge for me. It has made me so sick that I’ve thought I was dying at times and I have definitely had my fair share of spiritual experiences. I have asked questions like “Why me?” I have thought about my life and re-evaluated multiple times. It wasn’t until the last time that I got sick that I said “Enough is ENOUGH!” I knew right away that this time would be different. I knew that if there’s a God or some rule to our universe, that He or It was leading me to confront my problems and make something positive of it. At least that is how I chose to view the situation. I finally decided that I am passionate about health and wellness, and living the best life possible. I decided that I would begin writing this blog and reaching out in an effort to reach as many people as I can.
And of course, this morning, I realized that today is the day. I realized that today is always the day to do your absolute best. There is never a better day than today. You don’t have to wait until tomorrow, and you don’t have to take time to plan things. If there is something you love, and if there is something positive that you have to give the world…….then go out and do it.
So that is why, today, I have written this long post. I’ve written this in hopes to inspire, and also because this was needed. I try to give you content everyday, but today was the day for something special. And every day should be..