A day early but lots to do tomorrow… Last week and this week’s posts are a little dose of how my reality and perspective on life has changed. It is in your face but sometimes that is how we have to be. My views are not always for everyone but once I looked at everything that happened to me, it all had to be included.
Those three words mentioned in the title today I just can’t do anymore. They have become very toxic and unhealthy to base relationships on. I used to want someone’s respect so bad that I would forget all instincts and hang on with only the foundation of either guilt, pity, or attention. So not sure when all those dissipated for me but maybe after Warrior passed, these feelings did also.
Certainly nobody would want a life for themselves based on feeling guilty, having pity, or seeking constant attention so why do we sometimes cling to that with others? Maybe it’s obligation or desperation and it could be both. Now, I am not saying I never have guilt over an action but that horrible feeling isn’t there like it used to be.
Pity? Never ever again. Empathy and sympathy are very different depending on what people are going through or maybe ourselves but pity shouldn’t be an issue. It gets us nowhere fast or only hurts us in the end.
Attention is a difficult one to break apart. We all want and need people to appreciate us for who we are, our accomplishments, successes, and skills. Some people constantly seek it out as if it’s expected or always deserved. They have a “look at me!” attitude all the time and it becomes bragging or showing off.
Some might argue that Warrior sought out attention by getting others to notice him. This was true professionally but personally, he was very private. He didn’t go everywhere dressed as the Ultimate Warrior just to promote an image. He wanted to inspire and motivate people to be their best selves with his speaking. Feeling sorry for yourself or using any of those three words in this blog have no place in your life.
Obviously, there are other reasons psychologically based as to why people act the way they do or children that don’t know better. If you have confidence, you will get noticed but use humility and others will care without your boasting. I have never been that outward with my personality but when I do something unexpected, it gets noticed! Some might disagree and that’s ok. I have had relationships my entire life since childhood that have been affected by negativity so now is my time to speak up!
I firmly believe as a warrior there are traits that should be respected or honored but then there are those that should be ignored and not credited. When we are real and genuine, our greatness shines and guilt, pity, or attention have no aspect in our lives at all. I have always been true to myself even when some doubts creep in. Warrior wants all of us to live up to our true self with all of our being. Being a warrior is daunting but it challenges me in an Ultimate way everyday. 👊🏻💪🏻💜
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