Here I go again on my own
Going down the only road I've ever known.
Like a drifter I was born to walk alone.
And I've made up my mind.
I ain't wasting no more time
And here I go again...
Great song. We'll come back to it. I'm sitting here in New Orleans, Louisiana writing a blog post for the first time in almost a year. First because no one ever reads my blog, two because I'm a little homophobic about the implications of my writing on a blog, and three because I've been just plain been uninspired.
Did you ever dream of becoming something impossible? I always thought I'd make a great stand-up comedian, but being wheel-chair bound would make the stand-up part hard... I'm kidding about the wheel chair. I've wanted a lot of things in life. Many of them I have not wanted enough to get after it with the passion and drive necessary to accomplish. I've achieved many of them, the ones I really wanted, but many have fallen by the wayside.
I may have failed and I may have given up on some dreams, but I am not a quitter, I will be a man who pursues greatness. I will not be a "drifter" I will grab life by the horns and live it to my last breath. Because that is what matters, no cheap shots, no wasted time, some thrills and good fun, no holding out, no holding back, no reserves, no retreats, no regrets, I will not back down from a fight and I will be all that I can be. By God's grace.
Do not even think about considering me to be a motivational, feel good, "yay for success! life is so cool!" kind of a guy. Life is hard, being the best is harder, to be great is dirty and it hurts, but it is always worth it. I'm not talking about "fame and fortune and everything that goes with it..." I'm speaking of that burning desire to be something more, something impossible, something unattainable, that you discipline yourself and push yourself and stretch yourself to achieve. Something everyone else thought you would fail at something that you always feared. Conquering that, is the greatness of which I speak. Go and do...