June 4, 2013

If I don’t, I won’t

Blocked - 100PedalsThat little voice in my head challenged me to grab an extra hour of sleep this morning.  I could have.  I thought about it.

I didn’t.  I knew better!

How can I possibly achieve what I am committed to accomplishing if I don’t put in the time, the effort, and the energy to consistently honor my commitment?

If I don’t — I won’t!!

It is that simple.  There are a lot of things that I can and do have control over that will define and influence my success.

I do not need everyone to approve, bless, like, enjoy, embrace, support, or like what I have to offer.

I only need to find those who approve, bless, like, enjoy, embrace, support, or like what I have to offer!

They can only find or discover me if I put it out there.  Will everyone say “yes” or “love it”?  Probably not.

They should — but not everyone is going to be able to relate to what I am passionate about or committed to.

There is no failing on anyone’s part when that is the case.

The only failure that comes from rejection rests on me if I stop or quit in the face of a rejection, a challenge, or an adversity.

If I don’t  — I won’t!!

If I don’t keep moving forward, sharing my passion, my story, my energy and my commitment,

I won’t be successful in touching, changing, inspiring, supporting and guiding others.

If I don’t — I won’t!!!

If I don’t believe in my story or my mission, I won’t enable others to believe in it either.

The path to the outcomes I desire are solely defined by the actions I take, continue to make, and commit to despite the obstacles, challenges or adversity I face along the way.

If I don’t keep moving, I won’t finish the race!!

I will press on…I have to!!

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About Dave Cooke

Dave Cooke is a dad on a mission. His mission is to help parents get control of their lives over the powerful, destructive influences of a child's addiction. As the father of a son in a ten year heroin battle, Dave knows all to well the challenges parents and families face. He also knows there is a way to find peace in the chaos. It is his mission to help parents discover their path to a healthier, balanced life even if a child's active addiction is still part of their daily journey.