We are all machines running on that energy fueling our bodies everyday. Yet sometimes, even the mightiest machines break, wear down or out, and need to be reset. We move this vehicle that is ourselves so much it becomes a rubber band stretched too thin at times. Am sure you warriors know what I mean. 🤦🏻♀️
Burnout happens to all of us at various stages in our lives so when is enough- enough? We don’t want to be taken for granted or become unappreciated for all that we are. I have mentioned before how many may not remember Warrior working five years or so without taking time off even during Holidays. He became fatigued and finally had that long break. Yes, there were other factors behind his absence but we shouldn’t forget his prior work which in essence was a a mighty machine.
Have you ever left a job and then down the road got asked back? If so, did you believe they missed, loved, or needed you? Perhaps they needed the clients or money you brought in or maybe also the talent pool remained small. Did you go back because you missed the work, money, or people? It can be a win-win on both ends.
Warrior had this in his wrestling career many times and although this wasn’t the case with me, similarities yet again. For me, it was about being a substitute teacher. At times, I did everything and wanted to learn. I was young and unattached and needing money. It became more than that for me though as my mighty machine was totally wearing thin.
I knew that preschool program better than anyone else at the time so it was a huge compliment knowing the boss trusted me. I thought different after a bit and didn’t want to feel taken advantage of. They could activate a sub list but assumed I had no other plans being part -time so why not? The truth is- even if I didn’t have specific plans, it would be my time for me. I shouldn’t had to lie or make up excuses just to say no. Appreciation or lack of choices remains debatable.
I know Vince loved Warrior but wrestling truly wasn’t going to be his career life choice. He wanted to prove success beyond that sport and without the big paycheck, he did. Warrior succeeded in the way he wanted but not without his share of struggles. It wasn’t always about the money and most will never see that about Warrior.
When we are younger and just starting out, our machines are ready for anything. Our morals start to step in and form a tag team with this machine of ours. It’s great at first like it was for me but then we think a new way and realize it should be different. My preschool never had an aide before so I was treated like royalty but expected to do much. I loved it all with very little pay. It made no difference for such a long time because I was learning in a field that was a passion.
My personality tends to do much for others and while good, we must not forget our own worth. Once I found my voice, that machine of mine changed direction. I spoke up, shocked them, and my mightiness switched gears.
I do realize many of you swallow that pride probably more often then you’d like and accept your constant running machine. We need those external things for our livelihood and may not have a choice despite morality wanting to tag in. Just don’t let your machine get too worn out that it can’t be repaired.
We will always have certain obligations, duties, or lessons to learn but try to balance that yin and yang like I preach always. Don’t get to the point where your rubber band will break and cause destruction. The mighty machine you get to use in this lifetime needs to be cared for, cleaned, shined, turned off, and just left alone for a while.
There will always be choices we are faced with all the time and sacrifices every day. Use your mighty machine in the best way for you. It might not be what someone else will do but just honor the decisions that can serve the machine of your life. You only have one so don’t let it rust too much where it becomes unrecognizable.
If it needs a change, do it. If it needs a voice, find it. If it needs a break, shut it down and rest. Your mighty machine will be there for you but you also need to be there for it. Whatever your situation, listen to your own mighty machine and keep it working always. It will serve you well warriors if you allow it to. 🦾
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