The Ride of Life

Dear Chad,

Life is pretty crazy with what it can throw at you. Some days for me are the worst days of my life, while others couldn’t get any better…

Today is one of those days where I don’t believe things could get a whole lot better. I just kind of woke up this way, and I like it. The past couple of days were super rough, however that darkness has passed and I can rest easy until next time.

This is my life and it always has been. I don’t know what days will be good and what days will be bad. I never know when something will trigger my next dark journey, or how long those feelings will last. What I do know is when good days are here, I must enjoy them to the fullest. I try not to take them for granted when they come around, but instead embrace them and welcome them to stay.

I have amazing people in my life that care and understand about how crazy I can become at times, and when my mind is clear, I appreciate them. When my mind is dark, I feel for them.

Last night I spent a few hours with my wonderful girlfriend who really helps me through these things. She cares, she understands, and she is willing to help…even if she is the one that triggered my emotions. She helps me to keep my feet on the ground, and for that I am thankful.

I don’t like having dark days, but not matter what I try, nothing seems to be able to stop it. I try to always remain optimistic for the days ahead, but sometimes that seems damn well near impossible.

One of my biggest stresses I have been surrounded by the past three months was my job. I hated every minute of it. I dreaded going into work, I stressed the entire time I was there, and I always felt drained after leaving. Even on my days off, I just thought about having to eventually go back. Two days ago I decided to leave that place and go back to an old job that once made me happy. A job that keeps my mind busy and I enjoy doing.

I think with the support of my girlfriend, my friends, my family, and my job change…things will start to get better. Here is to being hopeful of a positive and bright future!

  • Chad
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5 Reasons to Never Give Up

Dear Everyone,

There come times in your life where the only option seems like giving up. I have learned from much experience that when the going gets tough it is not time to quit, but keep moving forward. If you choose not to give up, you will learn more valuable knowledge and become even stronger. Here are my 5 Reasons You Should Never Give Up.

1. It Will Get Better

If you have ever went through a hard time, you already know everything gets better. Not only do things eventually get better, but you become stronger. I know some times can be especially difficult, however once you push forward, you can be proud to know that you succeeded. Any battle you ever win is another fortification of your own mental defense.

2. You Learn Valuable Lessons

Consider tough times as powerful learning experiences. When you encounter hardships in your life and push through them, you can learn ways to overcome future hardships or even avoid them altogether. If you choose to view the silver linings in any situation rather than the negative, you already hold a powerful key to unlocking a future you desire. Remember that we learn to become smarter and we are tested to show what we have learned.

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Failure.

The other day I began working at a new job while I try and figure out what direction I want to take in life. When I was talking with my trainer, she asked me what I wanted to do. I told her I was not 100% sure, however I did know that I am going to be somebody. I told her I was going to go all in on this game of life and that I would not be relying on someone else’s money, time, and dictation.

Her comment to me was “arn’t you afraid of failure?” My reply was swift and had to have come from within “The only way I can fail is if I don’t try”

Friends. Think about that statement for a moment “The ONLY way I can fail is IF I don’t try”

How will you change your life?

Stay motivated. Keep working hard. Never stop believing in yourself.

Best Regards,

Chad

Where do we go from here?

Dear Someone,

Words cannot begin to describe the emotions that are flowing through me. Let this post be proof to you that no matter how successful you becomeyou will still experience some downs in your life. Never believe that anyone else lives a perfect life…I hope that is some encouragement for you during your struggles…you are not alone.

With that being said, I have hit a brick wall. As I stand here scratching my head and wonder how I am going to continue on my journey, I scream. From the outside I am fine, everything is fine. On the inside, I am a mess. I honestly should not be experiencing worry just yet, there is time for that in the near future. For now I should be calm, optimistic, and full of life however I am not.

I feel that every step forward I have taken to this point was a step in the wrong direction….but that is where the journey could actually begin!

Let’s flip this scenario….

To many times have adventurers (myself included) reached this point and proceeded to do one of two things:

  1. Turn around and give up
  2. Start going in another direction

Let me be clear on thisTHIS IS NOT THE TIME TO STOP. Sometimes when you encounter a wall, your destination is just on the other side. That wall you come to…could be your final obstacle before finally grasping the very rewards of everything you have ever worked for.

KEEP MOVING FORWARD!

Best Regards,

Chad

If you died today, What would die with you?

Today is a brand new day. Today is a great day because you are on a new page in your life.

…each day is a page and each year is a new chapter…

You are the author in your life’s story; what are you writing? 

What is the meaning of your life? If you don’t know by now, it’s time you start finding out. You could just sit around and keep making excuses as to why you can’t do something, or you could go out and make a change. Many of us never discover our true selves because we are too afraid to see who we really are. Maybe the real you ran away a long time ago, but it’s never too late to find out where you went.

Who exactly is the real you?

The real you was your imaginary friend as a child. The real you is your imagination and your dreams. The real you is the one who won’t take no for an answer and is always seeking adventure. The real you filled you full of life when you were a child, and the real you became afraid of you when you gave up. The real you kept moving forward while you slacked behind. The real you is willing to come back, but you have to find him. You have to find yourself and you will do this by realizing you gave up on what you loved.

What if you were no longer here tomorrow?

What would you leave behind if today was your last day? Would you leave behind a legacy that would impact and influence others or would no one even know you were gone? Would you have lived a life full of happiness and accomplishment or one of regret and self pity? It is never too late to make the necessary changes to find yourself and become the person you always knew you were meant to be.

If you want to get acquainted once again with the real you, start looking back into your childhood. That care free, hopeful, and imaginative self you see is who you truly are. You always knew you were going to be something great, but where did that idea go? That idea is still there and it is still burning, however the light is dim. It was you who locked away your hopes and dreams in exchange for security and only you hold the key to get them back.

Today is a great day to break out of your self made prison and take back the life you once lived. It’s time to put yourself back on track and start heading into the right direction. If you are not living the life of your dreams right now, I guarantee your inner child is kicking and screaming. He is trying to get your attention and warn you that something is wrong.

What is your life purpose?

Do you no longer feel challenged? Do you no longer feel meaning? Do you no longer feel your inner child inside of you? You are at a dead end and you will never find your purpose there. Do no let your death bed be the place you reconnect with the real you. If you lie there on your death bed and see your inner child for the first time in a long time, he will look at you and not say a word. He will simply hold your hand and work with you through the sadness and regret until your final breath.

If that painted a dark enough picture and you would rather see a bright and joyous future, it is time you make a change. Your hopes and dreams are not contained by society, your hopes and dreams can only be contained by you. Your bad job, your less than glorious lifestyle, and everything else around you will crumble and become nothing. Your heart, your dreams, and your ideas will never die. They can all live on…if you let them.

Life Sparked an Epiphany

Dear Whoever,

Today, life did something wonderful for me. Today, life sparked an epiphany. It has always been a dream of mine to travel across America, and it has always been a love of mine to help other people. Today, I finally came up with a wonderful idea of how to do both. Although many plans are already in action, I cannot quite share them all, however I can mention a few.

In January of 2015, I launched a website (www.nightlyfeed.com) with two great friends of mine. Since the launch, we have been putting podcasts together in our respective passion pits. My podcast “The ChadAlmighty Show“, is about fantastic people of many walks of life. My podcast is about: The Creators, The Innovators, The Risk Takers, and the Dream Chasers.

I choose these types of people, because these are the people who are working hard to create something new. These are the people who cannot accept a linear style of life, but want something more. Not only do these wonderful and strong minded people want something more, they actually go for it.

With all of that out of the way…

WHEN I take my journey across the country, I will be looking for these “Almighty” people to be on the podcast. Even though I cannot release full details just yet, know that I will be looking. If our paths should cross at any point, I would love to speak with you. I would love to share your story and inspiration with the world. Together, we can create something. Perhaps we can create the same spark in others the lit the fire for me!

Best,

Chad