Our Absolute Control

A woman cutting puppet strings.

You are in absolute control of your destiny!

     Today I woke up and realized something: we are all in absolute, albeit, dynamic control over who we are and what we are to become. Ever balance a checkbook and find yourself penniless? Ever stare into the mirror and find yourself not meeting your inner expectations? These are the devices our minds use to shut down the dopaminergic pathways within us that facilitate self-esteem, self-worth, and self-value.

     We are strong, and we are free from our own tyranny if each and every single one of us begins to realize that there is less to gain and so much more to lose when you stand before a mirror and dissect ourselves like a gutted boar. This is the human experience: fine-tuning who we are as people, and realizing that our flaws cannot stand in our way. In fact, those facets – such beautiful facets – we consider to be “flaws” can be strengths if we choose to use them properly. Have no money? Spend less. Want to lose weight?

     Join a gym.

     I am not trying to sound crude or even cold-hearted. All I am saying is, rethink what is possible and rethink who you are if you choose to better yourself. We all have something to lose in life: our soul, and to choose to execute it with a sense of near-transparency (words such as “I am fat” or “I can’t do anything right”) is tantamount to treason. If this is how you choose to live your life, then I invite you to do something a good friend of mine once said: buy a bullet, rent a gun, and aim for the temporal lobe…because your attitude begets your ability to win this game we call “life.”

     We are strong creatures. Human beings are (so we believe) at the top of the food chain, yet we do not seem to recognize what this means. The power instilled within all of us is based on one simple theorem: self-esteem. I struggle with these issues, as well. I am not perfect, but I continue on an eternal pursuit of perfection, and that is because I value myself, and I know that I can achieve greatness if I do not fall victim to the destructive nature of my subconscious. I am in control of my mind, my body, and my soul, and if I do not feel I am then I will climb the highest goddamned mountain if I have to, in order to scream to the world like an echo from the fires within:

“I am great!”

     Try it with me. Join me in an eternal pursuit of perfection. That is what life is about, right? Fighting for greater things. History precedes this. Napoleon Bonaparte sought to conquer the world not out of spite, but out of courage; the Union Army fought for greatness, and beat the Confederacy that freed 2 million African American slaves; and this past year, I recognized my inner potential, and successfully became who I am today. Tomorrow morning, wake up, stand before a mirror, and ask yourself: “What will facilitate greatness for me today?” Then comment on this post, and tell me what you were able to accomplish.

Author: Ryan W. McClellan

I am a Life Coach and Motivational Speaker, author of several books, and Key Journalist for LOL News.

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