Some individuals are known for their positive traits whilst others are associated with negativity; unfortunately, sometimes, the latter is all they are remembered for.
Have you ever been told that you will amount to nothing because your habits are a clear indication of such? Think about it—what kind of person are you? Are you the kind of person who roams about idly every day, with no interest in work whatsoever? Are you the kind of person who constantly stirs up trouble? Are you known for being lazy? Are you the kind of person who sits by the roadside every day, having idle conversations? Are you the kind of person who procreates, only to abandon your child/children later on? Are you the kind of person who brings child after child into this world, with a new father or mother to match every time? Are you the kind of person who sleeps your way to the top? Are you the kind of person who uses your body for material gain? Are you the class clown the teacher predicted would turn into nothing? Really, what kind of person are you?
Now that you’ve thought about it, the next question is what are you going to do about it? Are you going to allow individuals to call the shots in your own life or are you going to take charge and change the narrative?
Here’s the thing: many people believe that they should remain on a bad track, simply because they are way past the starting point; if they turn back now, the journey will be even worse than when they initially started, as they are already worn out. On the way back to the start, these individuals will encounter demons and walls they have to tear down in order to move forward and of course, the mere thought of doing so when they are already drained is discouraging. Hence, though some individuals want to turn around and take a different path, they refrain from doing so.
Of course, there are also those who have no interest in doing the aforementioned ‘360’ whatsoever—those we deem ‘gone cases’ and who also believe they are ‘gone cases’.
Really and truly, there are no ‘gone cases’. (Yes, I said it.) Sometimes it’s solely up to that individual to get off that sidewalk and get rid of that bad habit. Sometimes all it takes is for youto walk up to the front door of a church or a rehabilitation facility and admit that you need help; sometimes all it takes is for you to get off the sidewalk or ‘block’ and ask your neighbour whether you can wash their car or clean their yard. The individual may decline your offer. Don’t be discouraged; ask another. This individual too (and a bunch of others) may turn you down. Keep walking until you find the ones who will oblige; this is how stories of greatness are born.
Sometimes we have to help others when they are too far down the hole. We have to climb in and pull them out even when it may be a challenge for us. We have to give them that rope or ladder so they can climb out of that well. We could give them five dollars, yes, but we could also stop and talk to them. (Don’t be discouraged if individuals are not receptive; persistence goes a long way.) Sometimes we have to offer them that job they’re too ashamed to ask for. Don’t offer the job simply because you want to boast about your good deeds, or lord it over their heads; do it because it’s the right thing to do. You never know, the individual you helped just may come to your rescue one day.
Have a good weekend guys.