Tuesdays With Ryz – Once Upon a Time

“Once upon a time….the end.”

No one’s story goes this way.  Tony Stark may have told his daughter this to get her to bed, but the ellipsis are the most important part of the story. 

Sometimes, the story takes twists and turns.  Everyone has challenges.  Everyone goes through difficult times.  But the opportunities to learn from challenging times are what makes the story interesting and inspiring.

Right now, there may be something you are going through that you NEVER thought you would have to deal with.  If someone were to tell you that this was going to happen 5 years ago, you would say, “You’re full of shit!  No way!”  But yet, here you are.  Dealing with this shit.  

However, the story you are writing right now will one day be told differently.  While you may think this part of your story will break you, it will make you.  More importantly, one day, you, or someone generations from now, will tell the story of how you’ve overcome what you’re going through, and it will become part of someone else’s guide to survive.  

So don’t ignore the ellipsis.  Your success will not only impact your well being, but it just may be the one story someone hasn’t heard but needs to in order to write their own story.  

Once upon a time…you faced adversity, overcoming what you encountered by choosing to be an inspiration to someone else who might have to face this same battle and seeing it all the way through…to the end.

Now that’s a much better story.

Thanks for reading and know that I’m here for you if you need me.