A Note To Self

I know what needs to be done. I know the direction that is in my best interest. I recognize that it is me that has and will continue to stop me if changes are not made. It is my responsibility to take ownership of my destiny while accepting that life happens. Things do take place that frankly stop me in my tracks. It is designed to force me to discover the lesson and then to apply it. Setbacks merely become Setups when I own it and challenge it. Life has placed me exactly where I stand right now based on circumstances and choices. My success moving forward will serve as a testimony from the test. It is difficult yet not impossible. It is frustrating yet not futile. I may be my worst enemy, yet today, I can choose to move towards the other side and support my efforts. I am exactly what I say I am and not based on what others have told me.

The motivation to press thru the difficulty of the moment will allow me to fully appreciate what is on the other side. No one has started singing yet so the journey is not over.

There is a spirit above ready to move things in my favor though I have to do my part and get started. Yesterday may have kicked my butt and continued thru today. That does not mean that tomorrow has to follow the same script. Someday has decided to become Today because I finally made a decision that I was sick and tired. The motivation to press thru the difficulty of the moment will allow me to fully appreciate what is on the other side. No one has started singing yet so the journey is not over. That means there is a chance and opportunity to make it come true. I have made mistakes but they simply mean that I continue to seek ways to get better.  I have been knocked down but refuse to stay down even when the ground seems comfortable. There was a reason that I was knocked on my back because there was only one direction that I could see and that was Up.

Life will not always make sense yet there are signs of great things to come. The final act has not been written so I must continue to add to the script of my life. Whatever time I have left will not be spent in self-pity or regret. For everything that has happened influences this moment and in this moment, I wish to give thanks. There is a way as long as I am guided thru the way. There is a goodness that will allow me to transfer into greatness. I am who I am and my goal is to simply wake up tomorrow and become a better version of today. That is if I am fortunate to see the day. There are many who would love my life if only I would stop comparing myself to others. I have been blessed with a gift and that is my price of admission to this thing called life. I must use the gift or risk losing the gift. My talents should be used to lift others up rather than pushing them out. One step closer to the promise should be the goal as I look to bring others along.

The story here is simple. All of us are unique in our own way. We need to help rather than hurt one another. In this moment, recognize your worth and value and make a commitment to make each moment count. We bring something that is special and that is called our life. Success is rented every day and it is not all about the money we make. It is also about the moments we create. Be encouraged and give yourself a break. Allow the burden of whatever is holding you back to instead, help you up. You matter and so therefore it matters. The road may have been tough lately yet your struggles have simply paved the way towards a smoother finish. You can see the light at the end of the tunnel no matter how far away or dim it seems. Simply keep moving in spite and despite the present circumstances. You may seem alone but help will come in the most unusual and unexpected way. Just know that this difficulty is not in vain. It is not a waste of time and the best is actually yet to come. Just don’t stop believing there is a way to it. Accept the only and most accurate way is simply thru it. Stand up rather than Sit down because motion leads to action and this will turn into an adventure.


Chris Adams
Chris Adams
CHRIS has over 30 years in the Hospitality Industry serving in a number of emerging and diverse roles. His specialty has been in the area of Staff Development, Organizational Enhancements, Task Force Management, and Public Relations. He has worked for several brands such as Sheraton, Hilton, Marriott, Holiday Inn, and several Independents. An advocate for strong community relationships, Adams has served on numerous boards and Non-Profits in an effort to bridge certain gaps towards better understanding and inclusion for all. Additionally, Adams serves as a Legal Task Force Consultant assisting Law Firms in developing case positions via mock juries, selection, and development of media strategies. These efforts have provided further strength towards mediation and successful case resolutions

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  1. As I read your article, the phrase “Speak Your Truth” came to mind. In reality you also spoke the truth for many of us as we recognize that there is more we can do for ourselves, as well as in support of others because there is only one of each of us with our unique personality, talents, and gifts. When we recognize our worth we value ourselves and bring value to others.

    Well said. Thank you.

  2. I agree with Larry. Good article that touched so many elements in life. I like the way you make the point that you own your consequences. I believe that we create our joy and the more we think of bringing joy to others the more we share in the experience. And for those setbacks, I like your idea that they are setups. I always say setbacks are not setbacks. Thanks for taking time to share your thoughts in writing.

  3. Excellent Article Chris. You touched on so many things that I and I sure other have felt and feel. Thank you so much for sharing this emotional touching story. Keep in mind that while looking ahead on your journey you may feel that you are alone on the path but you never are. We are just a word away, just a smile away and have a hand reaching out near you.