The boat you are on is getting heavy.
Each of your worries materializes into a brick with a label.
A few bricks say “Failure.” Whenever you stare at them you see your future self in tears.
Some say “Uncertainty.” When you see these bricks butterflies explode from your chest.
Some say “Doubt.” The more you stare at these bricks the more “Doubt” bricks get added.
At this point, the water is rising over the boat.
There is too much weight.
You need to make a choice.
You can either go down with the boat OR
Start chucking the bricks overboard.
In a last ditch effort, you pick up a brick.
This one is labeled, “October 2014. 60 on your Genetics test.”
The splash seemed to consume it.
You reach for two more, each one is labeled, “1995-2018. You are not good enough.”
Your arms feel stronger now.
With each brick you throw overboard your biceps grow.
You start throwing bricks overboard like fish food.
The boat begins to rise.
Friends, stop sinking your boat.
Gosh, I know how difficult it is to let go.
To toss the worries out to the waves.
But you must, in order to save yourself.
By tossing the pain overboard, you will be able to sail ahead and continue on your journey.
Know, that you have a choice. Every. Single. Day.
It is not hopeless. Hope lives in you. Hope is your heartbeat. Hope is your sweat as you lift those bricks.
Hope will never let you sink.