It sounds callus would you say, “Nobody Cares, Work Harder.” When was the last time you set a goal and reached the goal? When was the last time you set a goal and contemplated reaching the goal? When was the last time you encountered an obstacle while attempting to reach a goal? Did the obstacle slow you down? Did the manipulation of the obstacle make you give up? Present-day, do you see yourself stuck in the same place? Are you comfortable in this space? Do you truly want to reset and accomplish your goal? All of these questions will help self reflect on what you are serious about in terms of your life. What does it matter? Are you willing to give it all you got, no matter the circumstances?
Nobody cares, work harder. Nobody cares about the issues at hand, reach your goal. I’m sure that statement makes you cringe because you thought somebody cares. Well, let’s dissect what that truly means. Nobody indicating those in the industry, those you’re competing with no matter how you say you aren’t competing with anyone there’s always a rabbit to chase to stretch yourself to the next level in life. That happens to be a healthy thing if your mindset is positive and unreasonable. Nobody knows why you have not exceeded in the goals you have set. Nobody looks at you and says well he/she has a reason not to succeed. Life circumstances are not an excuse not to accomplish your goals. They are meant to develop your spiritual muscles. They are meant to help you bench press more. They are meant to build your endurance. I know, I know and I hear you saying, God cares. Indeed, He does. I agree that God cares that the purpose inside of you is shelved. God cares that your design has not been manifested. He is ready to bestow blessings as you unfold your gifts and abilities, He is waiting on you. When you have issues within life, which is inevitable, expect to work harder. Expect to fight and never give up. Expect challenges, mentally and physically. You will inspire so many who didn’t know nobody cares and neglects working harder. You can murmur repeatedly how life is unfair, but does that reach goals, does that break generational curses, does that set captives free from mental bondage, does that heal the land, does that motivate the somebody who seeks to work harder and win in life and love?
My mom reminds me often, Faith don’t make it easy, faith makes it possible. The late civil rights activist Frederick Douglass said, “If there is no struggle, there is no progress.” When I reflect over my accomplishments, I have always had a struggle prior to reaping the benefit. The struggle inflicted frustration, anxiety, a few tears, but never have I thought about giving up, honestly. Why am I built this way? I know without a shadow of a doubt whose I am. I have known that for quite sometime. I am peculiar. I am purposed. I understand my design. I understand what I have to do and why I have to do it? I reflect on the questions that Stacey Abrams proposes in Minority Leader, 1. What do you want? 2. Why do you want it? 3. How are you going to get it? In terms of specific desires, I ask myself these questions and they serve as accountability, in addition to my focus to be my daughters’ example in many aspects of my life. Have you ever noticed those who have a back story and arrived to their destination because they worked harder, they take it personal, they have passion, they have HEART and they are relatable? The work is most meaningful and more impactful when you have to fight to get to the starting line. Will you get to the starting line or remain on the sideline?
Nobody cares, WORK HARDER. Let it hurt your feelings or let it help you fight. As Dr. Brenda Caldwell reminded the youth at my church, “You are not only special, but you’re a specialist.” Do not allow your issues of life to become your excuses for failure and your failure is not moving you forward, but it has you stuck. Reset. Refocus. Begin again. You have so much love and expertise to give. Live life on purpose in purpose.