I’ve never seen a plane land and a full grown adult have a fit because they had to get off. People don’t kick, scream and fall apart when they have to exit an airplane do they? No! The reason is they’re going somewhere better (insert speaks in tongues). People in their right mind actually look forward to getting off the plane! After all, what’s better than being buckled up, sitting crammed up in a super tight space with a bunch of strangers for hours? Prosperity preacher Kenneth Copeland said “Flying commercial is like being stuck in a tube with a bunch of demons.” That’s a really graphic image, but he does have a point. 😂😂😂
Back to what I was saying though. No one gets dramatic and has a melt down when it’s time to exit a plane because they’re going to their next destination. Is it possible that you don’t want to leave people and situations because you have no personal goals or anything else planned for your life? It’s like a mom who lives vicariously through their kids. They have no real identity outside of their children so when their kids leave the nest, they are lost. Make sure that’s not you. Develop a life purpose outside of other people. Even your spouse should not hold your identity in their hands. Of course you should be deeply in love with them. You should love having them around and being able to spend time with them. But at the end of the day you should not fall apart in the event that you have to deal with the reality of life without them. The truth is, everyone you know is going to die one day, including you. My hope is that you’re solid enough emotionally, mentally and spiritually to handle it. Sobering I know, but I am the realest life coach.
I often compare life to a flight and we all know this flight will come to an end for us all one day. We must have enough substance within to handle the reality that all good things come to an end. This is also true when it comes to you and I exiting any phase of life or situation or even relationship. We literally need to take the same perspective as we do when we get off the plane. The reason we are exiting whatever chapter of our lives is not for us to lament about leaving, rather it is to celebrate what’s next. You can’t cry and fall out and waste your energy shedding tears over a period in your life that’s run its course. Let go. Get your emotions under control and breathe.
When it gets to the point where everyone can see the relationship is dead but you, that’s when people have to help you exit that stage. When your mind tells you to stick around when a person is no longer into you or when you’re clearly not getting back what you’re giving out, that’s when you need some quality people in your life. When you’re still trying to hang around after the plane has landed you need to check the quality of friendships you have in your life. If you have people that will let you look crazy after you should have been walked away from some toxic people and places, that’s when you need a real life coach. Hint – maybe you need to share this with some people you know on the struggle bus of reality! See, I’m not afraid to tell you that this is as far as it’s going. I’m not afraid to tell you that you need to get a grasp on reality and deplane. Get off of move on. Stop embarrassing yourself. Leave. Don’t let people exploit you and take advantage of you anymore. I don’t care who they are. That’s not being noble. That’s being stupid. I’m sorry. They won’t tell you, but I will. You look desperate and thirsty. Stop.
See, I need you to leave that situation because nothing new is going to happen for you as long as you keep trying to hold on to what has been. I know people who love to talk about “the good ole days.” Clearly, if the only time your eyes light up is when you’re strolling down memory lane, you must have forgotten that you’re still here and can have good new days too. I’m trying to remind you that your life is not over. There are people in their 80’s still living it up. Traveling, dating, serving, going to school, creating, getting up and doing business. What’s your excuse? When I go to the gym, there’s always this woman there in her late 70’s. She’s there faithfully with her son on the treadmill walking. They literally stay on the treadmill moving for an hour everyday. I’ll admit there have been times I’ve walked in the gym not feeling very motivated and I’ve even been tempted to do the bare minimum and leave. On those days I’ll tell myself I’m tired. I’ll tell myself that 30 minutes is enough. I’ll sometimes convince myself that I’m ok doing a little something. Something is better than nothing right? Then when I look up and see her in her late 70’s still moving, I tell myself there is no way I’m going to let a woman who’s almost 80 years old have more self discipline and motivation for excellence than me!!!
My simple motivation comes to you today that you ought to be ashamed of yourself if you stop now. You’re going to let a woman who’s almost 80 outdo you?!!! Nah fam! My dear coachable friends, stop downplaying who you are and what you can do. So what you’re tired. So what you don’t feel like it. Stop talking yourself out of being effective and productive! I thought you wanted to go somewhere great!!! Greatness is not achieved by being mediocre. Greatness is not achieved by making excuses for yourself and your lack of discipline. Listen, tomorrow is not promised to any of us. Stop delaying your destiny. Get up and do more! There’s something else you can do to get closer to your destination! I’m not saying to feel bad that you’re not doing enough. I’m saying push yourself to keep being better. Push yourself to complete tasks and goals that you know you have the capacity to complete!
Stop allowing yourself to stay on a plane that’s already landed. Get up and go to your next level. Get some motivators in your life that help inspire you toward your destiny. Stop crying about what was and make some new memories. If they left you, wipe your tears and go meet some new people. You mean to tell me all these people living in this world and you’re still crying over him? You’re still heartbroken over her? They weren’t even all that anyway. You’re crying over a 6. Get over it. Get off that plane and move on. There are more fish in the sea. I understand the business or the job you wanted didn’t work out. Ok. There are tons of other opportunities out there. Get off the plane and get in step with your future. Whatever didn’t go right up to this point is not really that important. What is important is WHAT DID IT TEACH YOU? Lessons not learned are lessons you will repeat. If you’re not learning from your mistakes; you’re probably not growing. You can’t afford to get older and not grow. Get up and grab your belongings and get off that flight and move to your next level. Don’t cry about it anymore. Stop having adult temper tantrums about what hasn’t gone your way. People don’t cry when they get off a plane and the reason is because they’re excited about where they’re going next. I challenge you to get going to your next! It’s a beautiful journey when you let nothing that didn’t work out steal your joy. If it left you, it wasn’t for you. What’s NEXT? I challenge you to write out a plan. What’s your next level look like?
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