It’s awesome to have our first guest blogger here at Releasing Me Today. It gives me great pleasure to introduce to the Release, today’s guest blogger, Jeremy Brown of Social2Cents.
First, I want to thank Deeone for giving me this opportunity to share my release with you.
We all have our releasing moments even when we don’t realize it’s happening. It can even be happening to you as you read this. There’s one thing that I’m certain of, when you release negativity your life gets better…much better.
Let me tell you about my release.
The Release of a Dream
Growing up, the only thing I ever wanted to do was play baseball. My whole world revolved around the game and I played it literally year round all the way up to my college days. I had the ability and I had the accolades, but there was one thing that I didn’t have.
I quickly understood that in life even though you excel at something, if opportunity doesn’t enter the mix you might not have the chance to have that ability shine. That’s why it’s so vital for you to make sure you’re always ready for your opportunity. Never be caught unprepared…you’ll regret it each and every day of your life.
If you haven’t guessed it yet, I wanted to play baseball professionally. That was my dream and my ultimate goal. I worked my tail off. You see, I was one of those players that was always the first to the field and the last to leave. It was in my blood, in my heart, and in my soul.
When the opportunity to reach the next level never came, I was in a negative state of mind to the point that it was hard for me to even watch a game. That’s how much I wanted it and how bitter I was when I wasn’t able to achieve my goal.
The bitterness was my down fall for the longest time. It added fuel to my negative mindset; it was time for me to release.
As soon as I released those ill feelings, my life changed for the better. I was able to clear my mind and aim at a different goal with laser like focus that was on a different path than my intended one. Life lesson: sometimes life has a different plan than the one you envision for yourself. If that’s the case, fight to be the best you can be where ever life takes you.
Now, I’m a firm believer in when things don’t work out that means something better or more meaningful is just off the horizon. Boy was that ever true in my case.
The hidden is now a shining star
There was indeed something awesome just off the horizon and it came in the form of hidden skills that would help me propel myself to new levels.
It had to take me not getting an opportunity with baseball to help me realize that I do excel in other areas; my life doesn’t have to be defined by a sport. Even though I may not be living my dream, I still am in a position to get where I want to be in life.
That’s the message that I want you to take from this. I’m sure you have dreams or have had dreams. Always fight to keep them alive, but if they don’t pan out that’s ok.
It’s not the end of the world.
There’s still a wealth of opportunity out there that may not be along the path you intended to be on, but will be meaningful for you.
For me, it was discovering that I had the ability to blog with emotion (among other things); to help people create that entrepreneurial mindset that fuels success. It’s a great feeling when someone says “you’ve inspired me”…a great feeling.
When I released all my bitterness and negativity, that’s when I found my entrepreneurial fire which birthed my blog Social2Cents and will eventually birth the company I’ll start in the near future.
Now it’s time for your release
No matter what’s going on in your life, you have to release it. Nothing will get better unless you learn to let go. I know, easier said than done, but if you’re an avid reader of Deeone’s blog you know that he has had many obstacles to overcome (harder than the average person) in his life yet he still has a smile on his face. Why? Because he has learned to release the negative and embrace the positive. Life is too short to focus on the negative.
If he can do it, so can you!
What are some of your most profound releases in your life?
Jeremy Brown is the blogger behind social2cents.com where he focuses on the entrepreneurial mindset that devours mediocrity and builds up a motivated, determined mindset that gets you where you want to be in life. Connect with him on Twitter.