This is a question I used to ask myself a lot. Why not me? Why is this or that person able to live these life experiences, look a certain way, or attain a certain level of strength? Why not me?
As I was sitting in my trailer back in the day, I was filled with envious feelings towards other people. People that had better things, better circumstances or those I thought had it easier than me. I didn’t have the nicest shoes or car, and I’m glad because it made me who I am today.
I asked myself, why can’t I have those things, look a certain way, or experience a definitive level of success? Why can’t I be on the cover of a magazine or compete in a bodybuilding show? This was the question that echoed around my head for so long.
When you want a promotion, to start a business, to have six pack abs, to dunk a basketball, etc., the doubt will inevitably creep in at some point. Everyone has things that they want to do, but they’re scared. When the fear crawls in, ask yourself this question, Why Not Me?
Are you willing to do what is necessary to reach the goals that you really want? You don’t just kind of want these things, these goals are deeply rooted inside of you. Maybe no one else knows, and that’s okay because they are unique to you.
Have you placed an artificial ceiling above you? Because of how you grew up, where you live, or who you are as a person. What is the barrier that is limiting you? What are you willing to sacrifice? It’s all through your mind and work.
As you process this, keep asking Why not me? I’ve asked myself this very question countless times over the past 20 years. Now I have 20 years of trials and invaluable experiences that I have learned from.
Why let these toxic things in my mind hold me back when I know I possess the skills, work ethic, and fortitude? That’s what you have to work on. When you’re asking this question, say fuck it, THAT’S ME.