“Is there no one else? Is there no one else?!”
Remember those lines from the movie Troy when Achilles mightily defeated Boagrius, a huge warrior of Thessalian army. Uncontented, he even stepped closer in front of the entire legion of Thessaly, stared every soldier on their eyes, and proclaim his victory. You can feel his anger rushing though his body and his confidence over the situation. His confidence, his power and dominion over every soldier of Thessaly. And the their silence shout submission to Achilles’ warcry.
And it hit me.
There are two ways to take life’s punches: First, you can cower everytime it hits you. That’s the easiest thing to do. And certainly the most stupid. You don’t need to be a rocket scientist to get this figured: All life’s pain will haunt you the minute you ran away from it. It will always be at the back of your mind, reminding you, messing up with your head. And believe me, it will be one of the longest day of your life. OR, you can do what Achilles did. He step up right in front a whole legion of army, stare the danger in its eyes and proclaim his might that “Hey, I can take all of you! I eat stuff like you for breakfast, sissies!”, hehe. Ok, that’s not exactly what he said but you get the point. It will take a considerable amount of you to do this. Feel the adrenaline as it fills your brain and give your best shot. It’s like pumping up the volume while playing ‘Mr. Clay’, nakakanginig. Being at that situation is an experience. It allows you to discover how far you can push yourself. It may also show a side of yourself that you don’t know. It let’s be you on the true level of your guts.
Stepping up proclaiming war against it is rewarding but this does not guarantee solutions to the problem, I remind you. What it guarantee is you sleep having a good sleep at night plus a life time supply of confidence during your rainy days.