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So What’s It Gonna Take?

For me it took 15 years of alcohol and drug abuse
13 years of sexually abusing my body
9 years of steady weight gain
7 years of an unhealthy and abusive relationship
2 years of solid depression
and 1 night to finally hit rock bottom and overdose because I had officially given up!

I didn’t wake up with the intention to share this today, but these thoughts quite randomly passed my mind like
clouds filled with all the beautiful, wonderful, sh*tty events that fertilized my life and got me to the most
healthiest, loveliest, happiest place that I am in my life today.

Soon after quickly revisiting all those years of self-abuse,
I began to think of others who are today,
right now,
at this very moment
experiencing one or all of those episodes in their current life.

I felt a slight pain in my heart.
Not for me, but for anyone who is willfully experiencing deep, dark, sadness with complete lack of self-worth,
self-love, and self-respect. I thought,

“Damn… What’s it gonna take?!”

Must we all suffer so hard to finally say, “Just kidding Life, I’m ready for my do over”
Must we all experience such deep sadness, enough to really feel your heart break to decide, “Okay Life, I’m ready to fully love myself now”
Must we all survive the hurt of losing a loved one or even more tragic,
nearly losing your own life to finally WAKE UP and choose to start fully living?

The answer is, You Decide.

What’s it going to take for you to stop dreaming and start being?
What’s it going to take for you to stop wishing and start creating?
What’s it going to take for you to stop complaining and start seeing the gifts that surround you in every moment of your life?
What’s it going to take for you to stop comparing yourself to others and start comparing your so called ‘mistakes’ so that they may transcend into lessons learned?
What’s it going to take for you to stop saying “I can’t” and start saying “I can”, “I will”, “I did”?
What’s it going to take for you to stop blaming someone else or something else to get off your butt and take full responsibility – not for the entire experience itself, but for allowing yourself to feel all those feelings that have kept you stuck for so long??

What’s it going to take?!

Stop making excuses.
Stop lingering in fear.
Trust that life can’t get any worse when you commit to positively showing up and doing what you must every single day to make it better for no one other than Yourself!

There are no mistakes.
Every opportunity is meant for you to either learn & grow OR teach & share.

Trust me when I say, all the sh*t that life throws your way is not meant to keep you down or hold you back.
It’s life’s fertilizer to help you grow into the next important phase of your life.
Embrace the sh*t and see how you can learn & grow from it.

Here’s me drowning in life’s fertilizer…
And here’s me after I committed to fully working and growing my way up and out of all the crap that I allowed to suffocate my life for years! It only gets better guys 😀

Sometimes it does take nearly losing it all, including your own life to finally find your way,
but it doesn’t have to always be so damn dramatic.

With Love & Strength,
Health Coach Lisa “Grows”

Is life’s fertilizer gettin’ a little heavy?
Ready to grow out of your own crap??
Contact Me Here to schedule your free consultation and I will personally get back to you in a jiffy!

2 comments on “So What’s It Gonna Take?

  1. 1800- call-lisa

    I just read this and it made me wanna cry… your a beautiful person inside and out! I’m happy your apart of our crazy family! I’m happy to see you and angie changing people’s lives to see that there is greater in this messed up world. . Love you!

    -Modrizzle (Moniique)
    ahahaha I crack myself up! Have a great day

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