Life is 10% what happens to you, 90% how you react.
Edited by: @benlionelscott
Rich Wilkerson Jr
Movies and TV Shows: The Fountain, Glee, The Affair, Marriage Story, Babel, 24, Lost, The Impossible, Breaking Bad, 13 Hours, First Man, Ozark, Room, A Long Way Down, Dallas Buyers Club, Pursuit of Happyness, Limitless
All other footage used is licensed through stock footage websites.
Music: Secession Studios - Dancing With Flames
At some point if you live in this life, you're gonna face disappointment, you're gonna face defeat, you're gonna face devastation. Some bad things are gonna happen to you. That's life. You're gonna get some setbacks. You're gonna lose some loved ones. I don't care who you are, I don't care what you do, at some time you are going to get tired. At some time you are going to get in a rut, seem like nothing you do works out right. At some times it just seems like you just don't have the wherewithal or the will to do anything. And depressed. Feeling powerless. Feeling useless. What do you do? How do you get yourself out of a rut? When you know you can do more than what you've been doing and you're not doing it, and you're discontent with where you are, you get angry at yourself. We have all these new thoughts that come about, you start saying to yourself, I'm so alone. Nobody understands me. nobody gets me. I'm the only one to ever go through something like this. I'm a mess up. I'm a failure. I'd be better off not being here. Nobody would miss me. I'm all alone right now. Why would anybody care if I was gone? Here I am, I'm just alone. And we just keep feeding ourselves this toxic thinking. And literally what I've learned in these moments of anxiety is that I have to stop listening to myself and I have to start talking to myself. I'm like, Rich, you're great. I'm like looking in the mirror like, you can do this. Rich, you can handle this. Rich, this is not a big deal. Rich, this is gonna pass. You're amazing. Rich, this too shall pass. You've got to find ways to increase your sense of self appreciation because if you don't, you're bombarded with negative stuff every day that beats you down and you will find yourself unconsciously engaging in self-destructive behavior. If you don't program yourself, life will program you. It doesn't matter about what happens to you, what matters is what are you gonna do about it? I am sick and tired of people coming to me saying that they had a setback. It is a part. I love the sun, but things don't grow because of the sun, you have to have some rain. And you've gotta stop looking at rain in your life as something bad. Let me tell you something, my greatest moments didn't come from my greatest moments. My greatest moments came from my greatest defeats. Because it was during my defeat that I had to find a way to get back up. If you're tired of starting over, stop quitting. If your life at times feels like, looks like labor, you are doing it right. Keep on pushing. I'm telling you what, there is breakthrough coming and when you're holding your prize, the pain and the suffering will pale in comparison. Don't give up. It will be worth it. Life is 10% what happens to you, 90% how you react. You're gonna need some energy. You're gonna need something that's so powerful. You're gonna need something when real life happens, you're gonna need some energy that can get you going and get you through this. And I'm telling you, the way to ignite the dream is you gotta shut out every single thing and you gotta believe, I am the greatest. And so life normally breaks you because when it hits you, you weren't ready. But if you stay ready and you stay plugged up, when you hear bad news, it don't break you 'cause you already energized. Today might not be the day but soon it will be my day and I will recycle my pain. When you ain't got nothing left in your tank, you gotta think about the people in your life that you're doing this for. And then if you think about them, you can go one more mile, you can go one more day at work. So the days I wanna hit that alarm clock, I think about my why. I can't stop. I can't get tired. I can't give up. I can't give in. My mama counting on me, my wife is counting on me. Listen to me, I wish I could tell you it's gonna get easier, I wish I could tell you that if you just keep going the weight is gonna get lighter. I wish I could tell you that, but that's not the truth. The truth is you gotta find something within. You gotta find something within. And that's gotta push you, and that's gotta elevate you, and that's gotta drive you, and that's gotta move you. And when you find your why, you find a way to make it happen.