When you step out in life and have courage, make sure the thing you step out on has a definite heart, powerful soul and driving spirit in it. Reality to be worth anything has to have a great foundation, or start out on a “good foot” so to say, or be nothing. To say the least indeed, we all need a goal that motivates us genuinely, sure. Something more is needed though, call it genuine self-esteem, realistic quality and spirit or whatever. I will just start out with something more than just to have a great goal is needed.
We can have the greatest goals and all the great backing in existence and still genuinely and horribly fail if we do not start out with the right premises within. What I mean by the right premises is to start out with the right spirit really, though. I cannot repeat that reality in different ways enough.
At best, we do get off on the good foot with the right backing and all. At worst, we can have everything in line except for the right heart and spirit. Why do you think Bill Withers (William Harrison Withers, Jr.) retired from music at the height of his fame and did something else like real estate successfully so many years ago? I am saying, however successful you are at something, if the heart of the power is gone or the fruit of joy has dried up in it, you have to move on or it is worse than failure. It is a dead horse with rigor mortis being whipped “back to life” and no matter how much those dead muscles move, life and consciousness is not coming back into that horse.
So, a theory of mine: Here is how eternal life starts out, it starts out with you doing something you love to do forever, and genuinely love to do without retiring or quitting, especially something you love doing on a Friday night that you genuinely love to do. I do not just mean that, of course, I mean an eternity of doing things you enjoy and love productively.
After all, a labor of love is where life truly, honestly and genuinely begins anyhow. Doing things you hate or genuinely fear is where life ends, however much you “get” doing them. This is a rather extreme example, but why do you think assassins get lots of money for taking a life and then cannot enjoy the money genuine or a con person steals a lot and cannot enjoy what they steal? When you are in the natural flow of enjoyable, productive life, it means everything. Negativity and evil mean nothing really except for a bad headache at the least, and death at the most. So, getting off on a good start and a “good foot” is always the way to go or nothing.
My name is Joshua Clayton, I am a freelance writer based in Inglewood, California. I also write under a few pen-names and aliases, but Joshua Clayton is my real name, and I write by that for the most part now. I am a philosophical writer and objective thinker and honest action taker. I also work at a senior center in Gardena, California as my day job, among other things, but primarily I am a writer.