A great ball of fire will rip through the sky heating the planet, before sending it into complete darkness. The Moon will glow full and blood red before disappearing for some time. The Oceans will recede, and there will be great migrations of wildlife across the globe. The Earth will be rocketed through space, nearly being destroyed by fields of Asteroids. Millions of people will die, and millions more will be born. All of humanity will look to the sky at some point asking, “why am I here?” There will be global political turmoil, splitting families and friends. Gyms will see a 40% increase in business only to be hit by a 20% decrease two months later. The world economy will be in question and fear of global destruction will be on the minds of many. People will laugh and dance, love and live. While others cry and suffer, beg and plead for salvation. The air will become dense and hard to breathe at some point in the year sending millions of people indoors, while others will be made to run around and play games in the dense atmosphere. There will be a significant food shortage as many around the world starve to death, while others enjoy an overabundance of resources. The majority of the money in the world will be in the pockets of the same 1% as it was last year.
And finally, everyone who made a resolution to lose 15lbs at the beginning of the year will have put that same 15lbs back on by the end of the year.
Here is the Truth, things have been pretty much the same for the majority of recorded human history, a little over 6,000 years. Things are not suddenly going to change. The sun will still rise and set around the same time it usually does. The tides will go in and out. Animals will go to their favorite summer vacation spots in the winter. Half the world will have too much, while the other half doesn’t have enough. Everyone will still want to know what the hell they are doing here.
It is not a big mystery to figure out what is going to happen. The trick is not getting caught up in fear of what might happen, because six thousand years of recorded history have shown me that everything will be just about the way it has always been. The question is, “what am I to do about it if I want a better year than the one I previously had?” In that the answer is simple, it is not always easy and definitely not always fun. But the truth of the matter is the only thing I can do about the future of the world is change who I am becoming. I can work on myself.
Jim Rohn said “Self-development is the key to success, don’t chase after success. Success is looking for a nice place to stay.”
I must become the man who embodies success and victory. I must become more today than I was yesterday, and I do that by working a spiritual program of recovery. The 12 steps are my foundation to becoming a man that does not do one good thing, I am becoming the man that is successful and inspired, and everything I produce is successful and inspired.
The world is not going to change; it is what it is. It always has been and as far as I can tell always will be. It is up to me to be different if I want something more for my life. By becoming different (Better) I can accept life on life’s terms because I am no longer a victim of life, I am not worried about the things out of my control. I see what I have control over, and I improve those things with a relentless mindset. I go after my dreams full of fear but more full of faith. I humble myself with the fact that I may fail and realize that failure is and has always been a part of the human condition and I am as human as the next man. The beautiful thing is that I realize that today, but only as a product of working the 12 steps every day in all my affairs. Life has become simpler because it isn’t too big anymore, I can’t keep the sun from rising or setting, but I can get up with it and make the most of the time I have in front of me. By doing all I can in my present moment I am carving out the future version of my self, one glorious step at a time.
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