Warrior, Hero, Challenge Crusher

In fact, I am nothing more
than a loud mouth
with a fighting spirit and
a desire to drive attention to a cause
that has tried to strike me down.

~ @TheRealClint

It is always interesting to watch how a person responds to being called a hero. Those who expect it typically don’t deserve it. Those who are humbled and appreciative typically do.

Observing how some respond to challenges often creates an array of emotion. Watching my friend Clint battle cancer, wrestle with the labels, attention, and new role have brought to mind battles within my own family, challenges of different kinds and responses that occur when we suddenly feel the wall at our back.

It is during these moments when it is the most possible to determine exactly what it is we are made of. In these times, impossible becomes possible. Weakness becomes strength. Fear becomes secondary. Love becomes everything.

It is in this discovery that challenges become important. Of course given the choice, there are some challenges that I would let you keep and I will deal with some things going unlearned. However, we don’t get that choice. Life is what life does.

And when life does, the only thing left to do is for us to respond accordingly. If that means getting real vocal, mustering up that fighting spirit and latching on to a desire, then I say that challenge just became defeatable.
Today I encourage you to spend some time with your inner warrior. Too often we allow our responses to be reactionary and led by choices not of our own making. Instead, acknowledge that you are a powerful being in your own right. While a great many of our circumstances are not within our control, our voice and our fighting spirit are. While we may long for a different path, the truth is we have to walk the path we are on. When there is no option but to display a hero’s will and a fighter’s strength, it is good to know our inner warrior is more than capable of taking on the battle.

Thanks for the coffee,

**Photo Credit to S├ębastien Bertrand

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