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Life Is Full Of Disappointments

This is the day the Lord has made, so let's rejoice and be glad in it. Thank you guys for tuning in.

The beautiful planet earth is full of peaks and valleys. You'll find them all over, and in just about every continent (not sure about Antarctica, but that's not the point). Both are beautiful in a way. It's very exciting to be at the peak of a mountain. You've climbed, and you've climbed, and you've climbed. Once you reach the top, you get this rush. You get this thrill of victory.

What did it take to get to the top? You started from the bottom.

What about those valleys?

Through life, you will experience those. Former US President Richard Nixon said "Only if you have been in the deepest valley, can you ever know how magnificent it is to be on the highest mountain".

Sometimes life may seem like it's valley after valley, and you may not be sure what reaching the peak is like. Someone reading this blog entry may feel like he or she will never succeed at anything. If taking a step forward, something happens, and it's like taking two steps back.

I can tell you from personal experience that this is how I have felt all of my life. My life has been full of disappointments. This year has been full of disappointments. This past weekend was full of disappointments.

I went to this seminar called "Trade Surge". It was part of a series of classes I've purchased from this "Life Surge" event, and I want to point out that these classes are definitely worth the money. I would go back to another Life Surge event. If you don't know anything about Life Surge, please look them up. I highly recommend going to the next event that comes to your area.

What was I disappointed about? Well, I'll start with this:

I didn't have a lot of money. I work at a warehouse, and I don't make a lot of money. To top things off, this has not been a very good year for me financially, thanks to a series of car problems. These car problems have put me back into debt. My credit score has also plummeted. I would be lying if I told you this was the very worst year I've experienced. I will say that, at least, I'm not homeless, I have a car, and can buy food.

I went to Life Surge, hoping for an opportunity. I went hoping for a way out. I figured this is what God wanted me to do, so I decided to go. I bought these classes worth thousands of dollars, and I only paid $97 for all three classes. I decided to invest in myself. There were three classes: Wealth Surge, Trade Surge, and Income Surge. Not only did I decide to invest in myself, I invited a friend and coworker to join me for free.

I chose not to attend Wealth Surge. I'm not even sure I want to do real estate anyway. Income Surge is coming up next week, and I will attend that class. Trade Surge was this past weekend. At the very last moment, I decided to book a hotel room for the weekend seminar. I booked the room so I wouldn't have to drive back and forth from the South Suburbs in Illinois to Rosemont, and I ended up staying there on Saturday night. I won't say much about the class, but I will say that I did learn quite a bit.

During this class, we learned so much, and then came time to enroll in this TradeWay class and get a mentor. To get enrolled, we would have to have a credit check. We would need at least a credit score of 640.

THAT is where my disappointment came. Sadly, my credit isn't even high enough.

The good news is my friend got to sign up for the class. Let me tell you guys, she is on a roll. She is going to do great things for herself and her family. She is a strong woman of God. I brought her to this class because I believe in her, and I knew how much she wanted to trade stocks. This is her calling.

So, why was I disappointed? I feel like I left that class empty-handed. I spent so much money on my hotel room, drove a long way for this class, and I felt like I got nothing out of it. In fact, I felt very left out, out of place, and like I didn't belong there in the first place. I left the place very disappointed.

Guys, I want you to understand something if you're still reading this. It's one thing to leave a place disappointed, but do not let the sun set with this feeling. As soon as I got home, I decided to get over it, and I went back to work on my platform. I decided to download a couple of books. If there is anything I have learned, it's that I'm going to experience more disappointments.

As for trading stocks, I have realized that now is just not the right time to get into trading stocks. This just is not the season. It's not to say I'll never do that because I most certainly will. At some point, I'll try again. It took the Holy Spirit to tell me that now just is not the right time, and that I have a different purpose.

God wants me to go another path. I believe this is what I really needed to hear, and I didn't hear it from anyone but Him. Soon after, I felt better about the weekend. I believe God is going to bless me with an opportunity to succeed at something I genuinely love to do. I'm going to do my due diligence, work hard on all of my talents, and bless others with them. I will reach my peak, and the highest peak possible.

If you don't get anything out of this blog entry, please get this: life is full of disappointments. It's okay to be disappointed for a short while. It's okay to not be happy about not reaching a goal. It's okay to not be happy about not being able to purchase something you want to purchase. It means you want it, and it means you care. You have two choices in your disappointment.

One of those choices is you can let it defeat you. You can go to bed thinking about it and be miserable the next day if you want. The other choice is you can pray about it, work on whatever it is you enjoy, and look for ways to turn that into success. It doesn't matter how long it takes, as long as you keep going. If there's anything I've learned from running marathons, it's that you must keep going no matter what. Life is not a sprint.

Until next time, God bless.

The Freedom Runner

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