“Challenges are what make life interesting and overcoming them is what makes life meaningful.” – Joshua J. Marine –

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For most of my life, until recently, I would wholeheartedly agree with this quote.

Now, I know the competing, the journey, the ability to take action in the midst of fear and distraction are the permanent elements of life.

The difference lies in how we judge our life, our actions, not if we win or lose or draw. If I compete as a personal challenge, then judgment on performance dies before its birth.

Excellent.

It is how you play the game (life).

I overcame a lot early in my life, I won big at times, accomplished, gained staus and possessions, but I was miserable, suffering on that journey.

Many great athletes are driven by fear of failure. I was one, well driven not great.

It is not a life to covet, even though it looks rewarding from afar.

Overcoming has nothing to do with happiness.

Happiness thrives inside us, internally.

When we come to the fork in the road, choose the acceptance path, not the one with worldly reward and accolades.
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2 responses to this post.

  1. I totally unmderstand suffering on the journey, everything can seem so great from the outside looking in! Such a good read!

  2. Reblogged this on chocolatehollywood and commented:
    Loved this! Life is such a crazy thing, how someone`s life can look so great but on the inside it sucks!

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