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Your Greatest Enemy, And Your Game Plan...

By Arel Moodie

When I was younger I got beat up. One time I got jumped (beat up by multiple people). I was in the wrong place at the wrong time. I was thought to be someone I wasn't and I got jumped.

I had bruises on my face and head. I was embarrassed and mad. "Why did this happen to me?!?" I said. "I'm a good kid, this isn't fair!!!!" I cried to myself as I looked in the mirror at my mangled face.

Over time, my wounds healed.

Getting physically beat up hurt. But I agree with the Rocky quote, that: 

"Nobody hits harder than life. It's a mean and nasty place and will beat you to your knees and keep you there permanently if you let it." -Rocky Balboa

Life will beat you up more than any one person or group of people could.

If you don't let it hold you back, if you keep moving forward you will succeed.

Life is hard. It's unpredictable. It's scary. I truly wish more people knew it will NEVER get easier. But YOU can get better.

You can keep moving forward. You can keep going after your dreams even when you have no reason to believe it's possible any more. You can get up, dust yourself off. Heal and come back stronger.

You can only fail if you lay down and stay down. You will get beaten down. Worse than you think is fair. And you can get up. Stronger, smarter, more determined. You control your future. You control your thoughts. You control your attitude. No one can ever take that from you.

You've got this. You are strong. You have handled so much already... don't quit now.

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